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’80s Night

Part of This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Open Field 2012

Wear your neon, shoulder pads, and stirrup pants for an evening that looks back on an oft-maligned decade. Start the night with a special ’80s-themed edition of Conversationalist’s Café (6–8 pm), for face-to-face talks with special guests including writer Neal Cuthbert, art historian Joanna Inglot, artist Catherine Jordan, Patrick’s Cabaret owner Patrick Scully, and musician/writer Jim Walsh on a menu of topics crafted around the era.

Then check out the exhibition This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s during a curator-led tour (7–8 pm), and and stick around as Jim Walsh (author of The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History) rounds up fellow musicians and artists who lived through this special time for a round of stories and songs with the Mad Ripple Hootenanny that harks back to a time when CDs were the next big thing (8–10 pm).


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Major support for Open Field is generously provided by the Margaret and Angus Wurtele Family Foundation.

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