Pubdate: Sun, 24 Jul 2016
Source: Chicago Tribune (IL)
Copyright: 2016 Associated Press
Author: Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - It's known as Mary Jane, ganja, Chronic and 
even the sticky icky and has been featured in countless movies. Now, 
marijuana is the subject of a contemporary history and science 
exhibit. "Altered State: Marijuana in California," a one-of-its-kind 
museum exhibition focusing on the topic, is open through the summer 
at the Oakland Museum of California.

Set against the backdrop of a California ballot measure this year 
asking voters to legalize marijuana's recreational use, the 
exhibition features artwork, political documents and posters, 
scientific displays, and interactive and multimedia exhibits all 
meant to spark questions and conversations about the provocative plant.

Highlights of the exhibition include live and preserved specimens of 
cannabis on loan to the museum, a walk-in installation by artist 
Cybele Lyle that alters viewers' perspectives of space and time, and 
a "Cannabis Confessional" that allows visitors to share their 
private, anonymous thoughts about marijuana.

The exhibition runs through Sept. 25.
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