High Society

March 26, 2002, through May 19, 2002
Psychedelic Rock Posters of Haight-Asbury



Temporary Exhibitions, Jaffe, Hall, Friends, and Cheatham Galleries


The largest survey of psychedelic rock posters in more than twenty years, this exhibition presents selections from the extensive collection of Paul Prince and includes important examples by each of the "Big Five" artists of psychedelic poster design: Wes Wilson, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Stanley Mouse, and Alton Kelley. These works, intended to serve as ephemeral street advertisements, present a unique opportunity to observe the evolution of a psychedelic art form during a turning point in American consciousness.

This exhibition was organized by San Diego Museum of Art, courtesy of the Paul Prince Collection. Its presentation at the Hood Museum of Art is generously supported by the Hansen Family Fund, the Bernard R. Siskind 1955 Fund, and the Leon C. 1927, Charles L. 1955, and Andrew J. 1984 Greenebaum Fund.

Exhibition Curator

San Diego Museum of Art | Juliette Bianco

Exhibition subject: Modern & Contemporary ArtUnited States & Canada