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Gallery to host Cabinet of Psychedelic Curiosities exhibition

Wolverhampton Art Gallery has teamed up with the University of Wolverhampton to exhibit the curiosities of the 1960s through Pop Art.

The Beatles by Richard Avedon fur Stern hanging at Wolverhampton Art Gallery
The Beatles

This new Cabinet of Psychedelic Curiosities display, curated by Tom Hicks and Dr Jane Webb from the University's School of Art and Design, explores psychedelic art, music and fashion in the 60s.

The exhibition opens on Saturday (14 April) and ranges from some of the first 60s prints inspired by Art Nouveau designs to the full flowering of the psychedelic style of 1967's Summer of Love.

Enjoy a magical mystery tour through the curious style that created a bright and colourful fusion of pop music and art.

Tom Hicks, Faculty of Arts Librarian for the University of Wolverhampton, said: "The exhibition was originally held at the University of Wolverhampton and we felt that the show would appeal to the public.

"We invited Wolverhampton Art Gallery along to view and they felt it would be an ideal show for them.

"The exhibition appeals to all ages and all tastes, it's bright, fun and plays with all the senses. The collaboration is an exciting opportunity and something we hope to continue in the future."

Tess Radcliffe, Wolverhampton Art Gallery Curatorial and Learning Manager, said: "Our visitors always enjoy our Pop Art inspired exhibitions and by working with the School of Art at the University of Wolverhampton we have been able to contextualise different items and issues that are relevant today."

The exhibition is located on the first floor of the Lichfield Street gallery. It runs until Sunday 3 June.

For more information call 01902 552055.

  • released: Wednesday 11 April, 2018