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Victoria and Albert Museum Offers ‘Revolution’ with 60s Exhibit

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Christine Keeler, photographs by Lewis Morley (Courtesy of V&A)

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (the V&A) bills itself as the world’s leading museum of art and design. Also, they kind of rock; 2017 will bring their Pink Floyd exhibit and their “You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970” exhibit opens this September.

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, 'Revolution' 1968 by Alan Aldridge (V&A)
The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, ‘Revolution’ 1968 by Alan Aldridge (V&A)

Dedicated to exploring “the finished and unfinished revolutions of the late 1960s,” it’s also a chance to reflect on some remarkable music, film, social movements, and general style.

E.1704-1991 Poster UFO coming; Psychedelic poster entitled 'UFO coming' by Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (Michael English and Nigel Waymouth), published by Osiris Agency Ltd. London, 1967. Michael English (1941-2009); Nigel Weymouth Hapshash and the Coloured Coat; Osiris London 1967 Silkscreen

Psychedelic poster entitled ‘UFO coming’ by Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (Michael English and Nigel Waymouth), published by Osiris Agency Ltd. London, 1967. (V&A)

To learn more about the exhibit, click here. Special events include a talk by Mark Gatiss, actor and co-creator of Sherlock (he plays Mycroft Holmes), who will soon be starring in an anticipated revival of the 1968 play The Boys in the Band.

The Souper Dress, 1966 (V&A)
The Souper Dress, 1966 (V&A)