Opening Reception for "Culture/Counterculture" & "Wearing Justice" Exhibits
You're invited to the opening reception celebrating our two newest exhibits: "Culture/Counterculture: Fashions of the 1960s and '70s" & "Wearing Justice: A Tribute to May 4th." This reception is open to the public.
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. As part of the 50th year commemoration of May 4, the KSU School of Fashion and Merchandising is presenting designs by faculty and students in the exhibition,"Wearing Justice: A Tribute to May 4th," that use fashion to create a dialogue about war and peace, political discourse, conflict resolution and social justice today.