The MCA Denver Features "Counterculture Experiment in America"

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artwork: Richard Kallweit - "The Ultimate Painting (a collaborative work between Clark Richert, Richard Kallweit, JoAnn Bernofsky, Gene Bernofsky, and Charles DiJulio, 1966)", 2011 - Digital print - 5" x 7" - Courtesy of the artist. - On view at the MCA Denver in "West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977" until February 19th 2012.


Denver, Colorado.- The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is proud to announce the museum-wide exhibition “West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977”, on view at the museum through February 19th 2012. In the heady and hallucinogenic days of the 1960s and ’70s, a diverse range of artists and creative individuals based in the American West—from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest—broke the barriers between art and lifestyle and embraced the new, hybrid sensibilities of the countercultural movement. The exhibition “West of Center” illuminates the unique works of these individuals through videos, photographs, drawings,  ephemera and other original and re-created objects and environments. The countercultural movement has typically been associated with psychedelic art, but West of Center presents psychedelia as only one dimension of the larger, artistically oriented, socially based phenomenon.