In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival The 60s, the New York Public Library is launching an exploration of the most influential elements of culture from 1960-74, and how they carry forward today.
A counterculture-themed Library After Hours will take place on January 19th at 7pm for the opening of the new exhibition, You Say You Want a Revolution, an exploration of the “breadth and significance of this pivotal era, from communal living and forays into expanded consciousness, to tensions around race, politics, sexuality, and the environment.” Items on display will include Timothy Leary’s notes on acid trips, footage of the Woodstock music festival, and posters used in protest against the Vietnam War.
The exhibition continues with an extended run at the Schomburg Center’s Power in Print, showcasing the art of the Black Power movement, which will be on view from January 19 to April 29, 2018. While you’re at the Schomburg, check out Black Power!, on view through March, 2018 #BlackHistoryMonth.
You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s will be on view from January 19 to September 1, 2018 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, Astor Hall (Enter on Fifth Avenue) Library After Hours: Counterculture will take place on January 19 at 7pm (Please RSVP), with an opportunity to meet the curator, create your own album cover art, and dance to the sounds of the 60s. Use the hashtag #NYPLafterhours.
Power in Print will be on view at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, part of the NYPL, 101 West 135th Street at Lenox Avenue, to April 29, 2018.
The ’60s: The Years that Changed America, presented by Carnegie Hall, will run from January 14 to March 24, 2018, offering programs exploring the nexus of music, protest and social change citywide, with music, lectures, panels, exhibitions, films, and much more.
Festival Events begin on January 8, with Shakespeare Redress: Joe Papp’s Naked Hamlet 1968 at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts ~ January 11, Artistic Vanguard: The 1960s at The Art Students League ~ January 13, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Vietnam War at New York Historical Society ~ January 14, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 at New York Historical Society + Reading Into History Family Book Club and Artist-In-Residency Tour at HG Contemporary ~ Apollo Uptown Hall: 50 Years After MLK: A Dream Deferred at Apollo Theater ~ January 15, Max’s Kansas City at Mark Borghi Fine Art ~ Power in Print at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture ~ January 19, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the Sixties at The New York Public Library.
Related to a 2018 view of the ’60s can be found in a new Pen + Brush exhibit featuring the work of photographer Lola Flash, and the exhibit, Unlikely Historians: Materials Collected by NYPD Surveillance Teams, 1060-1975.