Media Alert: Peter Max and the Summer of Love

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Exhibition showcases 50 works that capture the spirit of a generation
Max to unveil two new poster


What:
The de Young Museum presents an exhibition of the work of Peter Max in conjunction with the community celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The exhibition features fifty works by Max, including three color screenprints from the Fine Arts Museums’ Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. As a prolific, multi-dimensional artist and Pop art icon, Max continues to create colorful paintings and posters.  The psychedelic imagery, bright color palette, and “Cosmic ‘60s style” of his works express the spirit of the Summer of Love.  

In honor of the anniversary, Max will unveil two new posters in this exhibition: one commemorating the exhibition at the de Young and another celebrating the Summer of Love 40th Anniversary event in Golden Gate Park on September 2, 2007.
As part of Friday Nights at the de Young, Max will deliver a lecture entitled Peter Max on Life and Creativity and a film presentation on August 31 at 7:00 pm in the Koret Auditorium. After the lecture, he will hold a book signing.  Peter Max and the Summer of Love is free of charge.  

The de Young’s exhibition and programs are in response to the Museum’s location in Golden Gate Park, the setting for many of the festivities in the summer of 1967 and for this year’s anniversary celebration.

When: Exhibition Dates: August 31–October 28, 2007
Poster unveiling, book signing, and lecture on August 31

Where: de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, Media Room on the Exhibition Level