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Museum of Fine Arts: Hippie Chic

What really excited us about this exhibit from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts was its ability to vividly present Hippie art and history without asking us to leave our desks. The site gives due diligence to the chaotic colors of the "hippie chic" movement, without sacrificing easy site navigation. By offering groovy music, detailed slideshows, and an interactive game, the website gives a comprehensive picture of the exhibit for those who missed it in-person or those who simply can't get enough of this virtual method of psychedelic time travel. What did it ever mean to be a hippie and how can we accurately describe this slice of American culture and attitude more than four decades after the term was first used? The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston took on the fashions and trends of "hippie chic" with their in situ exhibit. This website is offered as a complement to that exhibit and includes interviews with curators, an exhibition preview, and a video that takes interested parties behind the scenes. In the Slideshow area, visitors can look at nine different designs from the era, including an amazing woman's jacket from 1970 that is truly celestial. Moving on to the Explore area, visitors can try the hippie chic remix and star on their own psychedelic album cover. The site also features a Spotify mix to get people thinking about the period, complete with songs like "Maggie May," "Sugar Magnolia," and "Wild World."
Date Issued
July 16th, 2013
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Date of Scout Publication
May 30th, 2014
Date Of Record Creation
July 30th, 2013 at 1:48pm
Date Of Record Release
July 30th, 2013 at 3:30pm
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