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Light at The Museum

November 3, 2011

BETHEL, NY — The Museum at Bethel Woods will present The Pig Light Show, featuring the work of Marc Rubinstein, in the Special Exhibit Gallery from Saturday, November 5 through Saturday, December 31.

Music performances of the ‘60s and ‘70s were sensory experiences to delight both the ears and eyes. The development of psychedelic folk, pop and rock music, along with the altered consciousness of the audience, served as the impetus for development of a light show that could further enhance the performance and its sensory impact while also offering a “performance within a performance.”

The most famous of the light show artists was Joshua White, whose Joshua Light Show was the house light show at the Fillmore East in NYC and was scheduled to provide the light show for all the acts performing at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. A young Rubinstein learned at the feet of Joshua White, eventually taking over the light show duties at the Fillmore East under the name Pig Light Show.

Rubinstein will be in the Special Exhibit Gallery on November 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. to interact with museum guests as they experience The Pig Light Show. Visit