Salem artist’s collection of psychedelic posters and fashions from the ‘60s are being exhibited at Hallie Ford museum
Growing up blocks from the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, Salem artist Gary Westford found himself in the heart of a social and cultural revolution. The ‘60s in San Francisco inspired Westford to collect everything from Grateful Dead posters to fashion and pop art over the decades. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, “Behind the Beyond: Psychedelic Posters and Fashions in San Francisco, 1966-71” features more than 100 iconic posters, historic photos and related ephemera.
One of the three-part exhibits currently at the Hallie Museum includes “The 60s: Pop and Op Art Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” These prints showcase the 60s Pop and Op art movements that heavily influenced the creation of psychedelic posters and iconic fashion.
The three exhibits exploring the culture of the late 60s and year 70s are at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at the Willamette University campus in Salem, Oregon.
"Behind the Beyond: Psychedelic Posters and Fashion in San Francisco, 1966-71": June 3-Aug. 27
"Turned On!: The American Blacklight Poster, 1967-71": May 13-July 16
"The 60s: Pop and Op Art Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation": May 13 through Oct. 22