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Engaging, knowledgeable staff and breathstopping photos

We had heard about this place from someone at home and knew we had to stop. Matt greeted us with a... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Amy B
Cumberland, Rhode Island
What a treasure. Kudos to Jim!

I've been in this gallery before but never had the chance to meet Jim Hartley, the proprietor. What... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

We had heard about this place from someone at home and knew we had to stop. Matt greeted us with a smile and spent so much time showing us the amazing photos from Stevie Nicks to MLK and RFK. The current exhibit was Johnny Cash's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amy B
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I've been in this gallery before but never had the chance to meet Jim Hartley, the proprietor. What a great way to spend an hour or so. Walking encyclopedia of knowledge of both the art and rock world. Beautiful collection of some of the best...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

My husband and i stopped by the San Francisco Art Exchange on a recent visit to the city. We enjoyed seeing the amazing photographs of Rock n Roll icons as well as many different types of original art pieces. We expressed our appreciation to Anna...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I saw an ad in the local tourist magazine about this place and was a bit skeptical when it said it housed the largest rock and roll photos in the Bay area but when I went to the gallery I was blown away by all...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank suziem
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This gallery is a photo trip back to the past. Almost every photo will remember you to a song, a concert or a certain moment in your live. And when you're lucky because Jim Hartley is present you will also hear a story by several...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic time talking with Jim and Cheryl about their wonderful collection of Vargas, Beatles, and stones photos and paintings. They shared wonderful stories. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

We read about an exposition about symbols of history, so we went there to check it out. But it was a bit premature, because when we arrived, there was another exposition. But after telling the nice lady who works there, she went out of her...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

I came into this Gallery with my auntie during a day in the city. This gallery has some fantastic Rock and Roll gems! Lots of original photos and prints, and I felt welcome by the staff. We spoke to Theron, one of the co-owners for...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank FreyaDH
Reviewed 3 March 2015

I stumbled onto this exhibit by accident, as it was a block from my hotel on Geary Street in San Francisco. It is truly a must see for all music fans and a piece of rock history. Of all the many wonderful things to see...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank hugezeppelinfan
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24 August 2018|
Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
There was street parking but I didn’t see a parking lot. There is also bus stops nearby. No matter how you get there, make sure to stop by. Worth the trip.