It was a circus. It was a song. It was bigger than both of them. Find out the lesser-known inside stories at Contemporary Calgary's online conversation with Joan Athey and Minnie Yorke, custodians of the Gerry Deiter and Ritchie Yorke archives that form an integral part of the exhibition GROWING FREEDOM. Through photographs of the fanfare and spectacle, to more tender moments of love and shared idealism at the 1969 Montreal BED-IN, their research and investigations of what went on behind the scenes have informed our understanding of the art and social activism of John and Yoko.
This conversation is hosted as a Public Program around the ongoing exhibition, GROWING FREEDOM: The Instructions of Yoko Ono and the art of John and Yoko, September 17, 2020- January 31, 2021.
This conversation with also be broadcast on Facebook Live, and a recording will be circulated at a later date.
Learn more about speakers Joan Athey & The Gerry Deiter Archives and Minnie Yorke & The Ritchie Yorke Archived by visiting contemporarycalgary.com/whats-on/pillow-talk-john-and-yokos-bed-in-for-peace-with-joan-athey-and-minnie-yorke.