March 31, 2012 - August 19, 2012 Experience one of the most powerful years in recent history in this unforgettable exhibition exploring the social, political, and economic events of 1968. A turning point for a generation coming of age and a nation engaged in war, 1968 saw the peak of the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, riots at the Democratic National Convention, Black Power demonstrations at the Summer Olympics, Feminist demonstrations at the Miss America pageant, and much more. Throughout it all, the Bay Area was at the forefront with an emerging California counterculture. Presented as an ongoing collective of historical and personal stories, the exhibition is for those who lived through it, those who’ve heard about it, and those who wonder why it matters. For more information about The 1968 Exhibit, visit www.1968exhibit.org.Howie P.S.: I have just returned home from the SF East Bay where I reunited with some friends who lived on the same block in 1968 in Venice, California. I don't know if it was time or the place (fate?) but we bonded and have kept in touch. Coincidentally (fate again?) "The 1968 Exhibit" opened this last weekend. So in addition to hours spend reviewing our love affairs, marriages, concert highlights and our medical and employment histories we "experienced" the "exhibit." Oh and we hung out and shared our meals and hotel rooms together. If any of my fellow aging hippies have something to add, please comment!
Monday, April 02, 2012
My "1968 Reunion"