Style | September 9, 2016 5:00 am

Victoria and Albert Museum Offers ‘Revolution’ with 60s Exhibit

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, 'Revolution' 1968 by Alan Aldridge (V&A)
The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, 'Revolution' 1968 by Alan Aldridge (V&A)

 

Christine Keeler, photographs by Lewis Morley (Courtesy of V&A)

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (the V&A) bills itself as the world’s leading museum of art and design. Also, they kind of rock; 2017 will bring their Pink Floyd exhibit and their “You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970” exhibit opens this September.

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, 'Revolution' 1968 by Alan Aldridge (V&A)
The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, ‘Revolution’ 1968 by Alan Aldridge (V&A)

Dedicated to exploring “the finished and unfinished revolutions of the late 1960s,” it’s also a chance to reflect on some remarkable music, film, social movements, and general style.


Psychedelic poster entitled ‘UFO coming’ by Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (Michael English and Nigel Waymouth), published by Osiris Agency Ltd. London, 1967. (V&A)

To learn more about the exhibit, click here. Special events include a talk by Mark Gatiss, actor and co-creator of Sherlock (he plays Mycroft Holmes), who will soon be starring in an anticipated revival of the 1968 play The Boys in the Band.

The Souper Dress, 1966 (V&A)
The Souper Dress, 1966 (V&A)