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Experience the Summer of Love at the de Young

August 07, 2017

By 1967, the neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury had become a haven for over 100,000 young people from all over the nation. Their ranks included thousands of Baby Boomers who had been encouraged to “tune in, turn on, and drop out” at the “Human Be-In” in Golden Gate Park, and many of these were activists, writers, artists, and musicians. They shared a desire for social change, and would become major influencers on the music, art, fashion, and film that would lead to innovative developments which then spawned creative industries in these and other genres.

Through August 20th, the de Young Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with “The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll. Featuring iconic films, rock posters, interactive music and light shows, costumes and textiles, and other media, this exhibit celebrates the counterculture of the 1960s and San Francisco’s role during the era, with the display of over 300 cultural artifacts. Featured artists include Bill Ham, Ben Van Meter, Alton Kelley, Stanley Mouse, Wes Wilson, Rick Griffin, and Victor Moscoso. For more information, call (415) 750.3600, or click here.

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