Summer of Love or Summer of Resistance?

May 14, 2017  •  Lincoln Cushing

The dominant narrative about celebrating 1967 focuses on the Summer of Love. Far out.

But at least two weaknesses deflate this homage.

These are 1967 posters you won’t see at the DeYoung exhibition. True, it was the fantastic rock art that began the poster renaissance of the 1960s. But what people forget is that the withering of the long cold arm of anticommunism that squelched protest posters for 20 years (not one was evident during the 1964 Free Speech Movement) also freed social justice art. Learn More →