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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Groovin’ at the Denver Art Museum . . .

It’s time to rock n’ roll in Denver as Psychedelic Experience: Rock Posters from the San Francisco Bay Area, 1965–1971 opens today and runs through July 19, 2009. Three hundred fabulous psychedelic posters of bands and rockers of these years create a stunning recollection of an era that has obtained legendary status.

Enjoy the music, art, and culture of a unique moment in American history. Those of you who were around then will have tons of memories evoked as you stroll through this exhibit drawn from the treasury of San Francisco’s Wolfgang’s Vault collection. Those of you who came later, well, eat your hearts out that you couldn’t be there! Still, here’s a chance to live it vicariously, to tune in and turn on, wear your bell bottoms and tie dye, think about free love in the Age of Aquarius, and connect with the dreams for peace and equality that ran side-by-side with the music.

Don't miss the Psychedelic Side Trip that sets the scene with a wall of sound, do-it-yourself liquid light show, and psychedelic poster-making station.

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For a fun preview of the show in case you can’t get to Denver: http://exhibits.denverartmuseum.org/psychedelic/

Image credit: Bonnie MacLean, Yardbirds, Doors, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, 1967. Partial gift of David and Sheryl Tippit; partial purchase with Architecture, Design & Graphics Department Acquisition Funds; and Volunteer Endowment Funds in honor of R. Craig Miller; (c) Bill Graham Archives, LLC. www.Wolfgangsvault.com

-- Rosemary Carstens


Jerrie said...

Got to get to this one. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

bonnie gangelhoff said...

This looks like a great show...a chance to relive an era. Bonnie

Dawn Kairns said...

Thanks for sharing this info. And what a well done, artistic blog site!

Sue Campbell said...

Rosemary, I've really enjoyed reading about your art travels and all the wonder visual treats out there. I'm especially excited to see this exhibition of the 1970s posters. Psychedelic indeed! I'd love to design a book cover in this style if only one with subject matter befitting the style would come my way. It'd be groovy!