Culture/Counterculture: Fashions of the 1960s and 70s

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Friday, 20 September, 2019 - 10:00 am to Friday, 20 September, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Rockwell Hall
The KSU Museum Broadbent Gallery

The exhibition Culture/Counterculture looks at fashions of the 1960s and early 1970s with a particular focus on the generation gap during that period. The exhibition is scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Kent State’s shootings on May 4, 1970. Almost 50 years ago, the shootings of Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard brought to a head the cultural divides that had split the nation. There was a sharp contrast between supporters of the establishment and those opposed – the culture and the counterculture. These cleavages in society saw their clear expression in the fashions of the time. The exhibition draws from the rich holdings of the university’s historic costume collection, private and institutional lenders including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as archival material from the May 4 collection. Open: September 20, 2019 - September 6, 2020