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September 22 @ 12:00 pm - September 25 @ 6:00 pm

Santa Cruz MAH: Freak Power Exhibition

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Santa Cruz MAH
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

September 22, 2022 - September 25, 2022
Starts at 12:00 pm and ends at 6:00 pm
$5 – $10

Browse over 100 vintage screen-printed posters, photos, films, and texts related to the Hunter S Thompson’s Battle of Aspen. Explore how artists, beatniks and other concerned citizens creatively fought against gentrification, oppression, war, and environmental destruction in the elections of 1969.

Freak Power tells the story of Thompson’s plan to become sheriff, take control of Aspen, and transform it from a conservative mining town into a mecca for artists, rebels and activists. Through original print material from the campaign, photographs, and political art, Freak Power chronicles a little-known period in Hunter S Thompson’s life, a period when he wrote prolifically about politics, the environment, drugs, and American values.

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