2020 Special Exhibit

Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco

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Lights, Color, Fashion:
Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco

This exhibit showcases a phenomenal ensemble of San Francisco rock posters and fashion from the bombastic 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: Victor Moscoso, Rick Griffin, Wes Wilson, Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley. Additional works by a variety of other artists round out the collection and add unique styles and perspectives not often seen.

A light show by renowned San Francisco light artist Bill Ham will immerse the senses. Clothing ranging from designer to street fashion illustrate the kaleidoscopic self-expression of the West Coast scene. Westford, a resident of Bay Area during this time period, has never lost his passion for those special years and the art that emerged from the dance halls and boutiques of the West Coast. He has spent the last five decades building his outstanding collection and is thrilled to bring it to the East Coast this spring.