Saturday, March 21, 2015

The 1960s as Seen by TIME

Where: National Portrait Gallery

When: through August 9, 2015

How to capture the turbulent, exciting, violent, cultural upheaval that was the 1960s - this was the Portrait Gallery's mission in a small exhibit now on in a hallway on the 2nd Floor.  Since they have an extensive collection of art from the cover of TIME Magazine, they've used those covers to illustrate what was going on, and what was of interest to people living through this tumultuous period.

All the people and events you'd expect are here, from the worlds of politics, art, music and science.  Perhaps the most interesting objects on display are not covers per se but models of Raquel Welch and The Beatles used to make covers.

Verdict: If you're interested in the 1960s, or in how current events are recorded in popular periodicals, spend a few moments walking down this hallway, transformed into memory lane. 

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