Hippy Dippy Parade

From May 1 until September 30 marks the Taos Summer of Love commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. The Harwood Art Museum is hosting an exhibit of Dennis Hopper’s artwork. After filming scenes for Easy Rider with Peter Fonda at the Taos Pueblo and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Dennis Hopper bought the Mabel Dodge Luhan house and lived in Taos from 1968 to 1978.

The Hippie Dippie Parade occurred on Saturday May 6th along the Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

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The Taos Center for the Arts presented an exhibit of photography by Lisa Law, documentary artist of the sixties. The Fort Library has purchased a copy of her DVD “Flashing on the Sixties. A Tribal Document.” and her book of photographs. Particular interest is focused on the Taos New Buffalo Commune where Law and other hippies retreated to experiment with utopian lifestyles and provided the model for the commune in the movie Easy Rider.

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