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Mar 31, 2012 – Nov 25, 2012

Wednesdays–Sundays (11am–5pm)


Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St



$6 - 12

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1968: The year the Tet Offensive and the My Lai Massacre shook public opinion on the ongoing, endless Vietnam War. The year Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated. The year Johnny Cash played at Folsom Prison, Mr. Rogers began airing nationally, and Jimi Hendrix released Electric Ladyland. The year of the Fair Housing Act, the American Indian Movement, riots at the Democratic National Convention, protests at the Miss America pageant, student strikes at San Francisco State, and Black Power salutes at the Olympic Games. The 1968 Exhibit, an ambitious, state-of-the-art traveling exhibit that comes to the Oakland Museum this week, attempts to capture all of the frivolity, violence, and social forces of this watershed year in history — from Yippies and hippies to war and protest. It's a fascinating visit back in time, both for those who were there and those who wish to know what it was like to be there.

Bonnie Chan, Flavorpill

Oakland Museum of California says…

Experience one of the most powerful years in recent history in this unforgettable exhibition exploring the social, political, and economic events of 1968. Presented as an ongoing collective of historical and personal stories, the exhibition is for those who lived through it, those who've heard about it, and those who wonder why it matters.