City Visions: Why the Summer of Love Matters – LISTEN
By Adam Hirschfelder


Why was San Francisco the epicenter of this countercultural movement?  What is its legacy? What was the Summer of Love and why does it still matter? KALW, in partnership with the California Historical Society (as part of its efforts to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love) and the de Young museum collaborated on a special “City Visions” program dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love to answer these questions.

The program can be listened to by clicking HERE

The guests on the program included:

Jill D’Alessandro – Co-curator of the DeYoung Museum exhibit, “The Summer of Love Experience:  Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll.”  Curator of Textile Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Eric Christensen – Graduate of UC Berkeley and resident of the Haight-Ashbury district during the 1960s.  After a career in music and media, he directed a documentary called “The Trips Festival.”

Peter Richardson – Lecturer in the Humanities Department, College of Liberal and Creative Arts, San Francisco State University.  Author of No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead and creator of the blog Stray Thoughts on California Culture.

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