British Invasion exhibition at MOAH
On February 9, 1964, four young men sporting mop-top haircuts and smart Edwardian suits made their first American television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Their names were John, Paul, George and Ringo and together they made up the popular British band, the Beatles. Fifty years later, the Beatles’ music is still popular all over the world, and the deluge of pop-cultural diffusion that they heralded is remembered as one of the high points in the American countercultural revolution. MOAH is excited to feature the work of several of the artists who participated in the original British Invasion of the sixties as well as a diverse group of up-and-coming and recently established Britons, whose California-inspired body of work could be said to comprise a contemporary British Invasion.