Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia
The Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
October 24, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Now on view at the Walker Art Center, Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia is a survey exhibition organized in collaboration with the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive featuring works of art, architecture, and design from the 1960s and 1970s exhibiting countercultural influences. The exhibition traces the evolution of popular utopian visions through a wide range of artworks and artifacts. Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia includes experimental furniture, alternative housing structures, interactive media installations, experimental films, and a range of printed materials and publications in addition to more traditional media. The exhibition will travel to the Cranbrook Art Museum in 2016 and to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in 2017.
Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia is complemented by a program of screenings, lectures and conversations, and other events including:
Screening/Discussion: Drop City
November 12, 7 pm
The Walker presents a screening of Drop City, a 2012 documentary about a Colorado artists’ commune formed in 1965. The screening will be followed by a conversation featuring director Joan Grossman, animator Michael Krueger, and Drop City cofounder Gene Bernofsky.
Lars Bang Larsen: Turning on the Modern, or Against It?
November 19, 7 pm
Curator and art historian Lars Bang Larsen presents a lecture on the art and culture of the 1960s and its relationship to modernism.
Visual Revolution: The Art of Emory Douglas
270 North Kent Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
December 14, 5:30 pm
Artist Emory Douglas, former minister of culture for the Black Panther Party in 1967, is joined in conversation by Juxtaposition Arts artistic director Roger Cummings, artist and scholar Colette Gaiter, and the director and curator of education and public programs at the Walker, Nisa Mackie.