Jim Marshall’s 1967
By Jason Herrington

Photo by Jim Marshall, courtesy of the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Photo by Jim Marshall, courtesy of the San Francisco Arts Commission.

New Exhibition Features 80 photographs chronicling a year
that defined an everlasting identity for San Francisco

 

FIRST MAJOR EXHIBITION CELEBRATING 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUMMER OF LOVE OPENS FEATURING WORK 
BY LEGENDARY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER JIM MARSHALL AT CITY HALL

The first major exhibition as part of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love opens this Thursday kicks off with an exclusive preview of the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries’ Jim Marshall’s 1967 at City Hall.

Summer of Love is a yearlong celebration of the counterculture movement that sparked radical social, artistic and political change throughout the country. More than 50 cultural, civic, social service and health advocacy organizations have joined forces to commemorate the anniversary.

Iconic photographer, Jim Marshall captured some of the most important cultural and social events of the year that defined an everlasting identity for San Francisco. Marshall had an all-access pass to documenting history in the making. He stood next to Allen Ginsberg at the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park and was onstage with the Grateful Dead at their street concert in the Panhandle. Jim Marshall’s 1967 will be on view on the ground floor and in the North Light Court at City Hall from January 26 through June 17, 2017.  More information about the exhibition can be found at sfartscommission.org.

For more information about all Summer of Love-related events happening throughout the year, visit the California Historical Society and SF Travel commemoration websites at http://SummerOf.Love and www.summeroflove2017.com.

Media Contacts:

Kate Patterson, Director of Communications                       Kevin Herglotz, Media Relations

San Francisco Arts Commission                                              California Historical Society

T: 415-252-2229 E: Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org                     T: 415-963-2601 E: kevin@hpastrategies.com

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