Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s

October 17, 2010–January 2, 2011 in the Grand Gallery

Space Chase, 2006 work by Erik Parker

From Op Art in the 1960s to the current explosion of dazzling abstraction, this nationally touring exhibition traces the development of a “psychedelic sensibility” in the art of the past 40 years. Organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art, Psychedelic showcases figurative and abstract works characterized by intense color and vivid imagery. The artists include such modern masters as Frank Stella, Deborah Remington, Robert Williams, Fred Tomaselli, Victor Vasarely and Ray Rapp.

This exhibition is organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art with generous support from SAMA Contemporaries, Jerry Gore, and the Toby Devan Lewis Philanthropic Fund of The Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. In Rochester, it is made possible by Richard F. Brush, with additional support from the George D. and Freida B. Abraham Foundation, The Philipson Group and ESL Federal Credit Union.

Public Programs
Concert by Big Brother & The Holding Company: October 17
Lecture on Psychedelic Fashion
by Victoria Pass: October 28
Show and Tell: Psychedelic
(collector’s event): November 14  CANCELED
Lecture on Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg
by author Peter Conners: December 9

Especially for Educators
“A MAG Medley”
: October 28

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Pictured above: Erik Parker, Space Chase (2006). Private collection, Los Angeles, Courtesy Honor Fraser Gallery.