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Exhibition | Behind the Beyond: Psychedelic Posters and Fashion in San Francisco | June 3 - Aug 27
Start Date: 7/11/2017Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 7/11/2017End Time: 5:00 PM
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Event Description
Behind the Beyond: Psychedelic Posters and Fashion in San Francisco, 1966-71

Against the radical and cultural watershed period of the 1960s, a new “psychedelic” culture, music, fashion and poster scene formed. Organized by artist Gary Westford and drawn from his extensive personal collection in celebration of the 50th anniversary of “The Summer of Love,” this exhibition features more than 100 iconic posters, historic photographs, and related ephemera that highlight the development of the “psychedelic” art style. Twenty examples of clothing chart the influence of psychedelia on the worlds of both street and high fashion. The exhibition will also feature a light show by Bill Ham who created the revolutionary swirling backdrops to many legendary rock concerts of the time. This exhibition is accompanied by a variety of lectures, films, and gallery talks, as well as a children’s art camp. 

Two small companion exhibitions have been planned as well. The Study Gallery will be all aglow with the exhibition Turned On!: American Blacklight Posters, 1967-71, opening May 13 and continuing through July 16. Continue into the Print Study Center for more fun with The 1960s: Pop and Op Art Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, opening May 13 and continuing through October 22. 

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Location Information:
*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art  (View Map)
700 State Street
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6855
Room: Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Contact Information:
Name: Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Phone: 503-370-6855
Email: museum-art@willamette.edu
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Admission / Ticket Info:
General admission is $6, $4 for seniors and $3 for students 18 and older. Students 17 and under and children are admitted free. Admission is free for everyone on Tuesdays.
Event Sponsor(s):
Financial support for the exhibition and accompanying book was provided by a generous gift from Collier Law, Salem, Oregon, and Wolfgang's Vault, Reno, Nevada. Additional support was provided by an endowment gift from the Hallie Ford Exhibition Fund; by general operating support grants from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission; and by gifts from Nathan Good Architects, PC, and the BAM Agency, Salem, Oregon.

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