As the exhibition’s name suggests, “The Family Acid” depicts one family’s acid-fueled journey through counterculture America of the 1960s and beyond.
“The Family Acid” will run through March 16 at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in downtown Tampa. The exhibition is in collaboration with the Benrubi Gallery in New York City and is generously sponsored by Lissa and Charles Lyman.
The featured photographs were all taken by author, actor and reggae archivist Roger Steffens and curated by his children, Kate and Devon Steffens, and his wife, Mary Steffens. The images highlight some of the most well-known facets of American culture in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s—to include Vietnam, musicians, hippies, family and, of course, acid.
“Many of our exhibitions explore our human history through photography. What’s so interesting about ‘The Family Acid,’ is that many of our visitors will have lived through this particular time period,” said FMoPA’s executive director, Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “They will have their own memories and perspectives to add, which should make for a very rich and personal show.”
A formal exhibition opening will take place Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at the museum and will feature a performance by visual artist Pat Oleszko. The event is free for members and pay-as-you choose for not-yet-members.
“The Family Acid” will be on view during regular museum operating hours and is included in the general admission price. Museum admission is free for members and $10 for not-yet members. To learn more about this exhibition and other programming at the museum, visit www.fmopa.org.
About FMoPA: The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects preserves and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs for children and adults and by offering an extensive array of photography classes.
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is one of fewer than 10 museums in the United States dedicated exclusively to photography and one of two such museums in the state of Florida.
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