1960s Clothing And Fashion Exhibit At The Allentown Art Museum

Groovy New Exhibition Now Open

May 19, 2023

The Allentown Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a major exhibition, “Fashion as Experiment: The ’60s.” “Fashion as Experiment: The ’60s” features more than 100 garments and accessories from the museum’s collection that illustrate the tumultuous mood of the decade, ranging from hippie looks to bold ready-to-wear designs by André Courrèges, Vera Neumann, and more. This fun and colorful exhibition shows how 1960s youth used fashion to express new views and values and spark a wave of social and political change in America.
“Fashion as Experiment: The ’60s” continues through Sept. 24 and will be supplemented by ’60s-themed programs at the museum throughout the spring and summer, including a series of upcycling workshops, knitting, tie-dying, and more. Admission to the museum and galleries is free of charge. Hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Third Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“Fashion as Experiment: The ’60s” presents styles such as Mod and Pop along psychedelic looks that capture the decade’s exuberant and irreverent attitude. These styles set the stage for countercultural fashions of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including globally inspired designs as well as thrifted and handmade garments.
Early this year, the museum put out a call to the community for vintage family photos showing ’60s styles, and a selection of those are included in the exhibition on a digital display.
The museum is located at 31 N. 5th St., Allentown, Pa.
For further information, visit www.AllentownArtMuseum.org.


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