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Exhibition | Turned On!: The American Blacklight Poster | May 13 - July 16
Start Date: 6/20/2017Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 6/20/2017End Time: 5:00 PM
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Event Description
Organized by artist Gary Westford and drawn from his personal collection, "Turned On!: The American Blacklight Poster, 1967-71" offers viewers an opportunity to experience the fun of stepping into a 60s style blacklight room featuring 10 posters and an Op art dress.

In the late 1960s, poster artists experimented by using printing inks that fluoresced under blacklight bulbs that emitted ultraviolet light. In darkened rooms lit with these special lights, the blacklight posters appeared to glow and magically radiate their own light. The blacklight poster industry took off in studios all over the country, but was primarily centered on the West Coast.

This exhibition has been organized as part of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and in conjunction with the "Behind the Beyond: Psychedelic Posters and Fashion in San Francisco, 1966-71" exhibition as well as the "The 60s: Pop and Op Art Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation."

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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: Study 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 was provided by a generous gift from Collier Law, Salem, Oregon, and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.

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