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Travel Back to 1968 at the Oakland Museum of California

Travel Back to 1968 at the Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California’s new must-see exhibition transports people back to one of the most turbulent years in U.S. history: 1968.

Using multimedia, art, audio stories, short films, games and hang-out lounges, this participatory exhibit touches on all major changes and events in the country that year—from the height of the Vietnam War to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the rise of plastics and Janis Joplin.

“Why 1968?” Oakland Museum’s executive director Lori Fogarty asked during a preview of the exhibit. “It has particular relevance to this museum. We opened in 1969 as the Black Panthers were being tried across the street and the Bay Area was in tumult.”

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