PORTLAND – The Portland Museum of Art will present a lecture by Greil Marcus, author, music journalist and cultural critic, at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay.

The former Rolling Stone editor and acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll expert will discuss rock ‘n’ roll and the museum’s exhibition “Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography,” which will be up from Jan. 22 to March 22.

Tickets for the lecture are $15, $10 for museum members. They may be purchased at portlandmuseum.org or by calling 775-6148, ext. 3227. A book signing will follow the lecture at the museum.

A passionate spokesman for rock ‘n’ roll in pop culture, Marcus was the first records editor for Rolling Stone and has written columns for Artforum, the New York Times, Salon and Interview. He is the author of “Mystery Train” (1975, 2008), “Lipstick Traces” (1989), “The Old, Weird America” (1997), “The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice” (2006), and other books in which he redefined music criticism. His column, Real Life Rock Top Ten, appears in each issue of The Believer.

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