|London fashions and the iconic Twiggy|
This season Montreal is heady with nostalgia for the "Summer of Love"; many exhibitions are planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Expo 67.
|some typical concert posters from the era|
A current show at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts purports to explore the era of the late sixties by examining six themes: the revolution in youth identity (how we look); the revolution in the head (how we think); the revolution in the street (how we change society); the revolution in consumption (how we buy); the revolution in society (how we live); and the revolution in communication (how we know).
|a chance to flip through vintage record albums|
On display are books and records from the era, film from Woodstock, and artifacts like a dispenser of birth control pills and a wooden computer mouse.
|Just the thing to wear to a music festival|
Regrettably, the exhibition falls short of my expectations. I found it light and superficial, aimed perhaps at tourists looking for an hour's diversion.
|A small showcase of 60's design|
|Visitors are encouraged to recline on large floor cushions to watch concert films.|
The show continues until October 9, 2017. More information is available on the exhibition website.