San Francisco Chronicle Art Critic Charles Desmarais compares and contrasts two major exhibitions that have opened a part of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love: Hippie Modernism at the Berkeley Art Museum and The Summer of Love Experience at the de Young. The complete article can be found at this LINK.
Groove on hippie vibe at BAM, de Young Summer of Love exhibits
Two major museum exhibitions currently on view in the Bay Area could not be more different in their approach to aspects of the same subject: One exhibition tells, the other shows.
“Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia,” at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive through May 21, is an exhaustive, international survey of art and design ideas wrought by the alternative cultural movements of the 1960s. It is serious and analytical to a fault: No viewer could possibly read all the text-heavy objects on view, supplemented by labels with more words of explanation, in a single visit.
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