To honor the fortieth anniversary of the pop music, paisley and patchouli that we associate with the iconic Summer of Love, the de Young museum
is featuring works by artist and pop-culture icon Peter Max
. It’s hard not to associate Max’s recognizable fauvist-style posters of art with the psychedelic counterculture of the ‘60s. Max famously conveys elaborate and colorful imagery that has been an essential visual component to the movement, blending in with the music of groups like the Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix, and making a permanent imprint on the American cultural landscape. Come experience the Summer of Love through Peter Max’s kaleidoscopic visions when he unveils two new posters, one to commemorate his de Young exhibition as well as one to celebrate the anniversary of the Summer of Love. To kick things off the de Young will also host a free film screening and a lecture by Max himself on Friday, August 31.
Friday Nights at the de Young
Featuring Summer of Love with Prints by Peter Max
Friday, August 31 from 5:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
The exhibition runs from August 31 until October 28.
de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive