Belgium to host “Golden sixties: I was 20 in the 60’s” exhibition


A new exhibition called “Golden sixties – I was 20 in the 60’s” at the Liege-Guillemins train station, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is opening on June 16 and running through April 2013. It follows the recently held exhibition “I was 20 in 1945” which attracted close to 1 million visitors.

The 60s were an important period of the 20th century and revolutionized the world. It was a time when a whirlwind of change swept across people’s vision of life and the world around them: the first man walked on the Moon, Jimi Hendrix performed at Woodstock, Mao wrote his Little Red Book, Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, Kennedy was assassinated, women fought for freedom, hippies threatened the establishment, and so much more!

Visitors will be immersed into the heart of this decade thanks to spectacular decorations, audio-visual documents and musical supports. Iconic located have been recreated, like the Senequier terrace in Saint-Tropez and the Andy Warhol’s studio in New York. More than 300 original objects dating from the 60s will also illustrate this multifaceted golden decade: a piece of the Berlin Wall, Mao’s Little Red Book, Brigitte Bardot’s Harley Davidson, objects from the first Woodstock Festival, Eddy Mercks’ yellow jersey, Andy Warhol’s complete Marilyn Monroe collection, and much more.

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Source = Visit Belgium
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