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Exhibit Showcases Movements of the 1960s

November 19, 2013

Black Power * Flower Power, an acclaimed photography exhibit that captures the hippie culture in San Francisco and the African-American liberation movement in Oakland, will be shown at the UC Merced Art Gallery.

The images, taken by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch, are on display through March 4. Black Power * Flower Power is an internationally traveling show, and the UC Merced Art Gallery is the exclusive venue in the Central Valley to showcase a selection of the photos.

The UC Merced Art Gallery is at the north end of the Social Sciences and Management Building (SSM) in Room 106. It is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. More information about the exhibit is available online.

The exhibit is made possible by generous support from the Pirkle Jones Foundation.

Curated by students in UC Merced Professor ShiPu Wang’s museum studies course, the selections illustrate ideas of community and solidarity that emerged from the two defining movements in the 1960s.