Morrison Hotel Gallery, the international leader in fine art music photography, is the official gallery for the anniversary celebration. Morrison Hotel Gallery will be on site at the festival with a pop-up gallery that will have over 50 photographic prints for sale of the artists that performed at the original Monterey Pop. Photographer Henry Diltz, Morrison Hotel Gallery co-owner and founder, and official photographer for Monterey International Pop 50 years ago, will be on site to greet fans and sign autographs. Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, the man behind the Monterey Pop film, will also be on site at the gallery to talk to fans and sign a limited edition run of the original Monterey Pop film poster.
Throughout the festival weekend, there will also be an art exhibit on-site titled “It Happened in Monterey…Music, Love and Flowers” designed by Abbott Miller and developed by Ileen Gallagher of ISG Productions. The exhibition explores the idea of the festival by Lou Adler, John Phillips, among others, and tells the story of how Monterey International Pop came together. The exhibit is divided into five sections: Plan, Festival, Film, Charity and Impact. It traces the roots of the festival from 50 years ago all the way to present day. Rare documents and photographs reveal the planning of the festival and an environmental installation shows highlights from the Monterey Pop documentary. Lastly, documents, posters, record albums in the Charity and Impact sections trace the lasting cultural implications of the festival.