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It's the Summer of Love at the Whitney

Posted: Jun. 18th, 2007  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Arts & Culture: Sixties American counter-culture has gone high-culture. Last summer, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London presented an exhibition of 1960's fashion and classic rock posters. Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Summer of Love, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York is hosting Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, running through September 16.

The exhibition celebrates the psychedelic aesthetic that was the hallmark of the art, music, film, architecture, graphic design and fashion of the Vietnam War Era. On display are period posters, album covers and underground magazines, along with photographs, paintings and sculptures by such Summer of Love figures as Richard Avedon, Jimi Hendrix and Andy Warhol. The exhibits are put in perspective by documentary materials that examine the people, events and political and social cultures that were the backdrop for this tumultuous time in American history, including daily screenings of such films as Howard Lester's "One Week in Vietnam," made in 1970, and Robert Nelson's "Grateful Dead," from 1967.

An exhibit examining the Summer of Love would be woefully lacking without the period's soundtrack, which is why all visitors can pick up a "music tour" free of charge in the lobby. As they browse the exhibits, visitors can put on headphones and listen to such selections as The Beatles' "Revolution No. 9," Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," and Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit."

To learn more about the exhibition, listen to the Summer of Love Audio Tour podcast, or purchase tickets, visit the Whitney's Web site.

For LxM Teresa Rothaar
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