ONCE UPON A TIME IN ‘69
EXHIBIT LOOKS IN THE WORLD OF CHARLES MANSON
Once upon a time, fifty years ago this summer in Los Angeles a series of grisly events occurred that drastically shifted culture by ending the hippie era of peace and love and altered the world’s perception of humankind as we know it.
The story of Charles Manson and his family and the heinous murder they committed has been told and retold countless times and has undeniably played a pivotal role in how the dream of the 60’s died with a weekend of murder and mayhem in Hollywood on the nights of August 8 and 9 back in 1969.
The Lethal Amounts Gallery in downtown Los Angeles is revisiting this polarizing time in the city’s history by presenting artifacts from the era in addition to ephemera from those intimately involved in the events, including writings, photographs, and original art. The exhibit will include exclusive pieces that have never been made available to the public.
No stranger to controversy, Lethal Amounts often takes the position of objective examination of both the beautiful and dark underbelly of the human condition. To quote the words of Santanaya, “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it." That sentiment reminds us of the importance of seeing our humanity without rose colored glasses.
The Once Upon a Time in ’69 exhibit will run August 8 through the 11 with a media and VIP preview on August 8 and an opening reception on August 9, before opening to the public August 10 and 11. Due to the sensitive nature of the exhibit, space and attendance are limited.
Click here to buy tickets to any of the nights.
Lethal Amounts inhabits a physical gallery space in downtown Los Angeles that features three exhibition rooms and over 2,500 sq. ft. The gallery focuses on subversive and counter-culture themes throughout history, addressing the social and artistic value of underground movements while highlighting taboo topics. They showcase the extremes of individuals who have moved the culture forward, living on the edge and outside of societal norms. Rock ’n Roll of the past that has crossed over into pop culture fanaticism, street culture influences and cult hero worship.
Lethal Amounts Gallery is located at 1226 W. 7th Street.