The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University is pleased to present a major exhibition, Behind the Beyond: Psychedelic Posters and Fashion in San Francisco, 1966-71, opening June 3 and continuing through August 27, 2017, in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby.
Organized by artist Gary Westford and drawn from his extensive personal collection in celebration of the 50th anniversary of “The Summer of Love,” this exhibition features more than 100 iconic posters, historic photographs, and related ephemera that highlight the development of the “psychedelic” art style. Twenty examples of clothing chart the influence of psychedelia on the worlds of both street and high fashion. The exhibition will also feature a light show by Bill Ham who created the revolutionary swirling backdrops to many legendary rock concerts of the time. This exhibition is accompanied by a variety of lectures, films, and gallery talks, as well as a children’s art camp
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website