The 1968 Exhibit

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When:
Date: 
March 31, 2012 - November 25, 2012
Schedule: 
Wed.–Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost:
$12 Adult, $9 Seniors/Students, $6 Youth
Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
at 10th St.
Oakland, CA
Phone:
(510) 318-8400
Website:

The Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, riots at the Democratic National Convention, and the feminist demonstrations at the Miss America pageant: Was it really just one year? Follow the familiar voice of Walter Cronkite—reporting from a newsreel on an RCA television—into a multimedia exhibit that explores the music, politics, and culture of 1968. You can peer into a window of a reconstructed 1966 UH-H1 (“Huey”) helicopter and watch war footage, sway to the far-out sounds of Pink Floyd and the Monkees, and admire the careful stitching on Janis Joplin’s orange and pink jeans.

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