De Young Museum Celebrates ‘Summer of Love’

In commemoration of San Francisco's 1967 Summer of Love movement, the De Young Museum's new exhibit celebrates the experience that produced iconic rock posters, photographs, music, costumes and avant-garde films

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In celebration of the Summer of Love, the De Young Museum in San Francisco is hosting an exhibit that commemorates an "only in San Francisco" social movement that showcases the vital role the city played in changing society.
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Descriptive streets sign fill the outside of the De Young Museum showcasing the social movement behind the Summer of Love.
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Several books are on display at the Summer of Love exhibit, showcasing the various perspectives on the social phenomenon that redefined artistry.
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Commemorative posters fill the entrance of the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit, showcasing the vital role the city played in changing society.
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Commemorative posters fill the entrance of the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit, showcasing the vital role the city played in changing society.
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Riya Bhattacharjee/NBC Bay Area
On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit in the De Young Museum are several iconic posters representing the social perspectives that rose during the movement.
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On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit in the De Young Museum is an image of author Ken Kesey's psychedelic painted school bus called "Furthur." The bus was meant to carry Kesey's "Merry Band of Pranksters" during a summer road trip in 1964.
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On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit in the De Young Museum are several iconic posters representing the social perspectives that rose during the movement.
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Riya Bhattacharjee/NBC Bay Area
On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit in the De Young Museum are several iconic posters representing the social perspectives that rose during the movement.
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Riya Bhattacharjee/NBC Bay Area
On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit in the De Young Museum are several iconic posters representing the social perspectives that rose during the movement.
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On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit is an assortment of buttons from the Psychedelic Shop, run by Ron and Jay Thelin, which served as a meeting place in the Haight for people to leave notes and powerful messages.
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Visitors get a closer look at the fashion and art that fills the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit at the De Young Museum.
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Riya Bhattacharjee/NBC Bay Area
Summer of Love became not only a social movement but an explosion of iconic posters promoting peace, love and rock bands.
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Riya Bhattacharjee/NBC Bay Area
Summer of Love became not only a social movement but an explosion of iconic posters promoting peace, love and rock bands.
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Riya Bhattacharjee/NBC Bay Area
Summer of Love became not only a social movement but an explosion of iconic posters promoting peace, love and rock bands.
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De Young Museum/Legion of Honor
On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit in the De Young Museum are several iconic posters representing the social perspectives and movements that rose during the movement.
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Riya Bhattacharjee/NBC Bay Area
Summer of Love became not only a social movement but an explosion of iconic posters promoting peace, love and rock bands.
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Riya Bhattacharjee/NBC Bay Area
Summer of Love became not only a social movement but an explosion of iconic posters promoting peace, love and rock bands.
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Riya Bhattacharjee/NBC Bay Area
On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit in the De Young Museum are several iconic and distinctive outfits of the Bay Area during the movement. Several of the pieces were created by local designers that used a range of techniques and materials such as leather-work, hand painting, knitting and crocheting.
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De Young Museum/Legion of Honor
On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit in the De Young Museum are several iconic and distinctive outfits of the Bay Area during the movement. Several of the pieces were created by local designers that used a range of techniques and materials such as leather-work, hand painting, knitting and crocheting.
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De Young Museum/Legion of Honor
On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit in the De Young Museum are several iconic and distinctive outfits of the Bay Area during the movement. Several of the pieces were created by local designers that used a range of techniques and materials such as leather-work, hand painting, knitting and crocheting.
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De Young Museum/Legion of Honor
On display at the "Summer of Love Experience" exhibit in the De Young Museum are several iconic and distinctive outfits of the Bay Area during the movement. Several of the pieces were created by local designers that used a range of techniques and materials such as leather-work, hand painting, knitting and crocheting.
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