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Where Were You in ’72? at Webster U

"Where Were You in '72" - A unique exhibition will kick off with a public opening reception on Friday, September 23 from 5:30—8pm at Webster University’s Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, 8342 Big Bend Blvd. Introductions and remarks by Vintage Vinyl owner and KDHX’s Soul Selector, Tom “Papa” Ray (Webster College, class of 1976) at 6pm. "Where Were You in ’72" – From Bloody Sunday, Shirley Chisholm for President, Nixon going to China, and also winning the election in a landslide, Picasso’s chillingly poignant Self-portrait Facing Death, the end of the US Vietnam era draft, the start of the Watergate scandal, Christo and Jeanne Claude completing Valley Curtain, the destruction of Pruitt-Igoe, terrorists at the Munich Olympics, etc., etc., 1972 was a year filled with incredible, often shocking world events, and developments in technology and the arts that still reverberate 50 years later. 

In addition, following (the great outreach success of) Hunt Gallery’s the "Neighborhood’s Choice" exhibition in 2016, broadly defined community “neighbors” of the Gallery have been invited to loan items from their personal collections (high art to early 1970s ephemera) pertinent to the exhibition concept. The broader regional community as well as contiguous neighbors of the Webster University campus themselves will participate as curators and interpreters of the arts and discourse of 1972. Curated by Webster Professor of Art History and Criticism and Hunt Gallery Director, Dr. Jeffrey Hughes, the Where Were You in ’72? exhibition includes art, music, artifacts, and memorabilia from 1972 and the period of transition away from Sixties sensibilities. The exhibition will remain open through October 29, 2022. The Hunt Gallery is part of the Department of Art, Design, and Art History (DADAH) in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. Contact DADAH at 314-968-7171 for more information including gallery hours.

Event Properties

Event Date 09-23-2022 5:30 pm
Location Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University