Remember “Flower Power”? So does the Whitney Museum. Check out their Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era exhibit, on view May 24–Sep 16. Summer of Love revisits the unprecedented explosion of contemporary art and popular culture brought about by the civil unrest and pervasive social change of the 1960s and early ’70s, when a new psychedelic aesthetic emerged in art, music, film, architecture, graphic design and fashion. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs and sculptures by Isaac Abrams, Richard Avedon, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hamilton, Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix (his only known watercolor) and others, among various multimedia installments.
Embrace the punk within with P.S.1’s exhibit Linder, May 24–Sep 24. P.S.1 presents the first U.S. solo exhibition of works by British artist Linder, an active figure in the punk and post-punk music scenes. Known for her collaged work—which includes the cover design of the Buzzcocks’s 1977 single “Orgasm Addict”—Linder has been creating photomontages for the past thirty years that combine imagery from pornography, car enthusiast publications, and other magazines associated with male interests and the objectification of women. She employs objects generally associated with domesticity to highlight and challenge notions of power, femininity and consumer culture.