It is a strange wonder to see the past's imagination of the future. The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis presents Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia. This psychedelic, powerful, and comprehensive exhibition examines the intersections of art, architecture, and design with the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s. A time of great upheaval, the works radically challenge social norms that are relevant to the present--the control of female sexuality, domestic & international warfare, ecological destruction, implicit & explicit racisms... As they comment on their present moment, these artists, architects, and designers in turn imagine alternative utopias--communities of empowerment, creation, education, and freedom. Challenging traditional mediums, the exhibition features experimental furniture, alternative living structures, immersive and participatory media environments, alternative publishing and ephemera, and experimental film. Check out Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia at the Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota, until February 28th. Text by Keely Shinners. Photographs by Keely Shinners and Neelufar Franklin.