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Curator Happy Hour: Live from the Special Exhibit

A conversation with Museum curators about 1960s fashion and music.
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  • April 15th 2021 6:00pm
  • Free; register to receive streaming link.

Join Museum curators Neal V. Hitch and Julia Fell for a virtual happy hour as they explore 1960s fashion and music.

Highlighting authentic pieces from the Museum’s collection, we’ll explore changing fashion trends through the decade and what they said about the beginnings of youth divergence, counterculture hippie styles, and more. The program kicks off a year of fashion-forward conversations as we open our new Special Exhibit, “Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco.” 


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Julia Fell

Assistant Curator, The Museum at Bethel Woods

Julia is the lead curator for Earth in Focus. Since joining the team at Bethel Woods in 2018, Julia has had the pleasure of curating and co-curating a variety of exciting exhibits (including 2019’s award-winning special exhibit We Are Golden), developing programming and special events, and connecting with all sorts of visitors. Her favorite part of her work is bringing history to life by sharing art & artifacts, and by telling the stories of the people who were there. Julia earned her Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

Dr. Neal V. Hitch 

Senior Curator; The Museum at Bethel Woods

Dr. Hitch is a historian, preservation architect, museum specialist, and musician who has been working for over 25 years in developing historic sites and museums. Before joining Bethel Woods in January of 2020, Dr. Hitch worked in several premier destinations, serving as director of museums in the Caribbean, Hawaiʻi, Alaska, and on the border of Mexico in California. For the last decade, he has also been working within the design collective i/thee leading art and architecture camps and designing large-scale inhabitable artworks.

About The Exhibit:

This exhibit showcases a phenomenal ensemble of San Francisco rock posters and fashion from the kaleidoscopic years of 1964 to 1972 gathered by collector Gary Westford. Highlights of the exhibit include rock posters by all of the “Big Five” poster artists and a light show by renowned San Francisco light artist Bill Ham. Learn more here.

About Bethel Woods @ Home:

Once a month, enjoy interactive lectures, performances, and workshops that explore our historic legacy and the healing power of art, creativity, and community. Bethel Woods @ Home brings the sense of exploration and curiosity of our on-site programs to you from the comfort of your home! Learn more and view archived streams of past programs here.