Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"Revolution" at the MMFA

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.

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