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Close Encounters: The Rise of the Rock Poster and the Summer of Love

Friday, September 8th - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

By the late 1960s, the Bay Area was at the forefront of the hippie counterculture movement. Everything that was cool, young, rebellious and experimental came from San Francisco – especially music. In the city, concert posters emerged as a new, youth-driven art form. Their trippy colours, drug…

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Opening October 2017
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