A New Look at Link: His Life and Legacy exhibit, which opens June 29 at the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, explores the logistics behind the internationally known photographer’s techniques. The exhibit also is featured prominently on Valley Metro buses and on the cocktail menu at Hotel Roanoke.
The bus ads will rotate on bus routes for the next two months. The OWL cocktail “Hotshot Eastbound” is described as harkening “to the age of tiki drinks and drive-ins.” It features vodka, spiced hibiscus syrup, lime, triple sec, etc. and a portion of each sale comes to the Link Museum.
The main body of Link’s work features photographs relating to the end of steam trains along the Norfolk and Western railroad line in the 1950s, but his detailed work to build a photograph and the math behind his work is highlighted.
Also included are photos from Link’s childhood, examples of how his photos from the N&W railroad impacted art around the world and reached into pop culture.
The exhibit will be on view through Nov. 5, 2022, at the Link Museum, Roanoke, Va., which shares quarters with the History Museum of Western Virginia. They are housed in the former N&W passenger station on Shenandoah Avenue across from Hotel Roanoke.
Group rates available. Hours are Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 540-982-5465 or www.roanokehistory.org for information. Virginia Tourism and David R. Goode, retired Norfolk Southern CEO, are sponsors.