Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest
A Virtual Exhibition

New Mexico History Museum
May 14, 2017 through Feb 11, 2018

Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest was an exhibition in the Herzstein Gallery at the New Mexico History Museum from May 14, 2017 through February 11, 2018, and lives on today in a virtual format captured by 3D photography. This virtual version of the exhibition highlights the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 70s in the American Southwest.    By 1967, and the “Summer of Love,” New Mexico was experiencing its own counterculture movement. Issues of social and political justice, national identity and social norms triggered activism and a search for alternative living situations across the country. Counterculture may be best described by Gary Snyder who speaks of the movement as the “discovering of another choice, another path away from capitalism other than European Marxist enlightenment ideas.” Through archival footage, oral histories, photography, and artifacts, Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest examines this era of social, cultural, political, and environmental activism.    We invite you to join us for a revival of this important history here:



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