The Psychedelic Experience comes to the Denver Art Museum

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  • February 20, 2009

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Robert Fried, Tripping/Charles Lloyd Quartet, West Coast Natural Gas Co., Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967. Denver Art Museum.
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This spring, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) gets groovy with The Psychedelic Experience: Rock Posters from the San Francisco Bay Area, 1965-71, opening Saturday, March 21.

The exhibition showcases more than 300 wildly experimental and visually stunning works from the Denver Art Museum’s newly acquired collection of posters promoting dance concerts and other “happenings” that have since become iconic symbols of the youth culture of the 1960s and ’70s. The Psychedelic Experience will emphasize the poster artists, their patrons and the many influences that shaped these significant works during a time of radical American social change. In addition, album covers, underground newspapers and comics and other material will round out the presentation, accompanied by music, film and activities to evoke the era.

The Psychedelic Experience will be on view March 21 through July 19, 2009. Untimed tickets for the exhibition (which include general admission) are $15 adults, $12 seniors 65+ and students, $7 for youth 6-18, and free for children under 6 and Museum members. Tickets will be available for members starting March 6 and for nonmembers March 13 at the Museum, online at and by phone. Service fees apply to online and phone orders.

Rose Beetem
Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum
About Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is located on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock Streets in downtown Denver. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.; closed Mondays, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission for Colorado residents: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $3 for visitors 6-18, free for children under 6. Admission for non-Colorado residents: $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $5 for visitors 6-18, free for children under 6. General admission is free on the first Saturday of each month. Free First Saturdays are sponsored by Target. Additional support is provided by the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. The Cultural Complex Garage is open; enter from 12th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock or check the DAM websites for up-to-date parking information. For information in Spanish, call 720-913-0169. For more information, visit or call 720-865-5000.

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