Exhibition: Altered States: Sex, Drugs and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library


Tue - Sat, Sep 5 to Dec 16, 9:00am - 5:00pm


Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room

Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library celebrates one collector’s quest to document the history of the human search for something beyond the limits of ordinary experience.

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Free and open to the public – no Harvard ID necessary to view the exhibitions. 
Exhibition Runs: September 5-December 16, 2017
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM
Curator's Tour with Leslie A. Morris: Nov. 15 & Dec. 12 at 12:30 PM and Dec. 14 at 5:30 PM (tours last 45 minutes)
Films at the Harvard Film Archive: Oct. 28, 7 PM: Barbarella; 9 PM: Monkey on My Back

Explore the social impact of the different paths taken in the hope of achieving transcendence—opium, cocaine, hallucinogens, marijuana, sex, and social protest—through a display of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, posters, prints, comics, and ephemera.