It’s Almost Here!
April 8–August 20, 2017
Iconic rock posters, interactive lightshows, photographs of legendary musicians, out-of-this-world clothing—the de Young will immerse you in the sights, sounds, and cultural achievements of a summer that rocked the world. Be a part of this exhilarating 50th anniversary celebration.
In the mid-1960s, artists, activists, writers, and musicians converged on Haight-Ashbury with hopes of creating a new social paradigm. In the summer of 1967, this small portion of the city would attract as many as 100,000 young people from all over the nation. The neighborhood became ground zero for their activities, and nearby Golden Gate Park their playground. This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of that legendary summer by presenting iconic rock posters, costumes and textiles, photographs, interactive music and light shows, ephemera, and avant-garde films.