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The Museum at Bethel Woods Opening Day

featuring the 2019 special exhibit We Are Golden

The Museum at Bethel Woods presents We Are Golden, a very special exhibition that examines Woodstock and what the youth of 1969 wanted for the world, places the festival in the context of the positive societal changes it has spawned, and asks today’s youth what THEY are asking the world to do now. Concert for Bangladesh, Live Aid, Farm Aid, We Are the World, Earth Day, the Peace Movement, Women's Movement, LGBTQ Movement, #metoo, the Women's March and student gun control movement all have their roots in the 1960s. This exhibition uses the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair as a metaphor for the tumult and human response of the entire decade of the sixties in the hope that young people today may draw inspiration to articulate what it is that they want from their own world in their own time.

Opening day will feature  docent tours of the Main Exhibit and Special Exhibition Curator Talk in the Event Gallery at 12:00 PM -- both free of charge.

Join Bethel Woods Museum Director Wade Lawrence, music historian Andy Zax and filmmaker Amalie R. Rothschild for a conversation 50 years in the making about the Woodstock Music and Art Fair and the inspiration for the special exhibition We Are Golden.


Wade Lawrence is the museum director and senior curator at The Museum at Bethel Woods. He earned his M.A. in early American culture from the University of Delaware’s prestigious Winterthur Program and his B.A. in art history from the University of Minnesota. He has been a student of American popular culture all his life and grew up in New Orleans and Memphis during the tumultuous 1960s, witnessing many of the societal changes first-hand.


Amalie R. Rothschild is an award winning filmmaker and photographer noted for her documentaries about social issues as revealed through the lives of people in the arts, and for her music photographs from the Fillmore East, Woodstock and other seminal rock events and venues from 1968 to 1974. She is a co-founder of New Day Films, and author of Live at the Fillmore East: A Photographic Memoir. Her photographs are seen frequently in CD reissues by Sony Music, Columbia, Rhino and other record labels and in magazines like Mojo, Rolling Stone and Classic Rock. Her fine art limited edition prints show in many exhibitions internationally.


Andy Zax is a music historian and producer of music reissues by Talking Heads, Rod Stewart, Echo & the Bunnymen, Television, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Judee Sill, John Cale, Nico, The Neon Philharmonic, Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, The Sisters of Mercy, and Lee Hazlewood, among others. In 2009, Zax produced the boxed set Woodstock: 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm, for which he was nominated for a Grammy for Best Historical Album.



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  • Mar 30 , 2019
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