1969 Turns 50 | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

1969 Turns 50

This exhibition showcases diverse works of art linked by the year of their creation, 1969. That year bore witness to some of the most transformative events in modern history, including the first moon landing, the escalation of the Vietnam War and resulting protests, the election of Richard Nixon to the U.S. Presidency, Woodstock and “Abbey Road,” the Stonewall Riots, and the Soviet takeover of Czechoslovakia.

Some works are abstractions, some documentation; others are somewhere in between. 1969 Turns 50 is a new way of looking at the work of a wide variety of artists from a distinctive moment in history.

Shown image:Romare Bearden
American, (Charlotte, NC, 1911 – 1988, New York, NY)
Gospel Song, 1969
American Collage
Mixed media on board, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm), Marion Stratton Gould Fund, 70.18


Memorial Art Gallery


Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States


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Wednesday-Sunday 11 am–5 pm *Thursdays and select Fridays 11 am–9 pm
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