The Museum of the Sixties, a summer pop-up exhibit at Edition ONE Gallery, opens with a reception Friday, July 9, from 5 – 7 p.m. at 76 E. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe, above Overland Sheepskin Co. The exhibit will then be open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a suggested donation of $10. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge.
The Museum of the Sixties
Lisa Law’s collections of photos and memorabilia are being shared with those who remember the Sixties and those that want to know what really went on then and how it has affected our lives. She shows the relationship between Native Americans and the Spanish elders living in the mountains and how they shared knowledge with each other that enriched their lives.
Lisa Law has documented the Sixties since 1965. She has collected memorabilia, artifacts, and bodies of work by other artists and photographers to create a place where people can experience artifacts that represent the values and movements created during the Sixties. Children and grandchildren of Baby Boomers will see, hear, touch, and experience their parents’ and grandparents’ idealism. Classes about this era are being taught everywhere and some schools are using Lisa’s book Interviews with Icons as a textbook.
The museum acts as a resource center for teachers and students, enabling them to study in an environment that embodies the 1960s vision and consciousness. It demonstrates how the seeds of the Sixties were sewn, nurtured, and are now blooming as we enter the next millennium. The Museum of the Sixties embodies the energy that exploded out of our psyches and into the cosmos and the positive effect it has had on the decades to follow.
Lisa Law has spent over four decades capturing the shifting tides of American culture on film. Her reputation is built on photographs, unique for their startling sense of intimacy and spontaneity. Her work has been published in more than 85 books and documentaries and countless magazines from Newsweek and people to Vogue and Hemp Times. Her award-winning documentary, Flashing on the Sixties: a Tribal Document, has been seen on Cinemax, The Discovery Channel and PBS, and is available on home video. Dennis Hopper described it as, “The most compelling, moving documentary on the Sixties.” Lumen Press of Santa Fe has published a collection of interviews from her documentary; a book entitled Interviews with Icons. The Smithsonian Museum of American History exhibited a show of her work in 1999 and now holds a 208-piece collection in its archives. The Bethel Woods Museum of Woodstock presented a show of 58 pieces of Lisa’s photographs taken at Woodstock in the show Celebrating Woodstock during the fall of 2012. She has her photographs in six different galleries in the U.S. and people from all over the word collect her work.
Lisa lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she runs her photo and archive business, Lisa Law Productions, providing images for many publishing companies and film productions and museums. In her spare time, she continues to photograph life around her, she works on many philanthropic activities, tends to her vegetable garden and fruit trees and cares for her five grandchildren.
This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead
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