A Journey Through Counterculture America

“The Family Acid: Marrakech Rainbow,” April 1971. By Roger Steffens.  Photo courtesy of FMoPA.

By Greg C. Truax, Publisher

“The Family Acid” exhibition, one family’s journey through counterculture America of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, opens Friday (Jan 26) evening at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.

The featured photographs by author, actor and reggae archivist Roger Steffens “highlight some of the most well-known facets of American culture,” according to the museum. His children, Kate and Devon Steffens, and his wife, Mary Steffens, curated the images.

The exhibition, which runs through March 16, is in collaboration with the Benrubi Gallery in New York City and is sponsored by Lissa and Charles Lyman.

“Many of our exhibitions explore our human history through photography. What’s so interesting about ‘The Family Acid’ is that many of our visitors will have lived through this particular time period,” said FMoPA’s Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “They will have their own memories and perspectives to add, which should make for a very rich and personal show.”

A formal exhibition opening, which will feature a performance by visual artist Pat Oleszko, starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and is free for members and pay-as-you choose for nonmembers.

The downtown Tampa museum is located at 400 North Ashley Drive.

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