In 1968 MoMA exhibited a 10′ × 36″ poster of a Greyhound bus, designed by Mason Williams from a photograph by Max Yavno. The Greyhound bus hangs once more at MoMA in From the Collection: 1960–1969. Join us on a conceptual journey through time and space as we consider the bus as a potent symbol of the revolutionary 1960s: as a central trope of the Civil Rights Movement, as fundamental to Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters’ hippie escapades (documented by Tom Wolfe in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test), and as an ongoing symbol of the dream of getting away from it all, as celebrated in Simon and Garfunkel’s 1968 song “America.”
This session is led by Marianne Eggler.
Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions.
Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required. Groups meet in the Marron Atrium, Floor 2.
FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.