BERKELEY ART MUSEUM TEA & TOUR of HIPPIE MODERNISM:THE STRUGGLE FOR UTOPIA
Friday, March 10, 2 pm - 4 pm

This major exhibition is the first comprehensive exploration of the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s and its impact on global art, architecture, and design. It presents an extraordinary array of works—many of which have been added for the Berkeley presentation—including experimental furniture, immersive environments, media installations, alternative magazines and books, printed ephemera, and films that convey the social, cultural, and political ferment of this transformative period, when radical experiments challenged convention, overturned traditional hierarchies, and advanced new communal ways of living and working. In the art, architecture, and design of the counterculture one can see early stirrings of the tech revolution and ecological consciousness, as well as powerful expressions of the desire for peace and social justice.

A tea and open discussion at University Hall 150 follows this free, docent-led tour. Advance registration is required. REGISTRATION

Artwork: Isaac Abrams: Hello Dali (detail), 1965; oil on canvas; 60 × 84 in.; courtesy the artist.