1969 Turns 50

through July 28, 2019 | Lockhart Gallery

Gospel Song

This exhibition showcases diverse works of art linked by the year of their creation, 1969. That year bore witness to some of the most transformative events in modern history, including the first moon landing, the escalation of the Vietnam War and resulting protests, the inauguration of Richard Nixon as U.S. President, Woodstock and “Abbey Road,” the Stonewall Riots, and the Soviet takeover of Czechoslovakia. Some works are abstractions, some documentation; others are somewhere in between. 1969 Turns 50 is a new way of looking at the work of a wide variety of artists from a distinctive moment in history.

To get in the mood, enjoy this Spotify 1969 playlist.

shown:
Romare Bearden, American, (Charlotte, NC, 1911 – 1988, New York, NY)
Gospel Song, 1969
American Collage, Mixed media on board, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm), Marion Stratton Gould Fund, 70.18