Walker Art Center

A hippie dream of the Information Age


LOWRY HILL — Pick up the exhibition catalogue for “Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia” and you’ll see the photo, there, on the cover: A huge geodesic sphere designed by Buckminster Fuller is in flames, sending a thick plume of black smoke into the air above Montreal’s riverfront.

Quite an apt metaphor for the hippie era’s mid-’70s flameout, isn’t it?


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