Bruce Conner is awarded a Max Beckmann Memorial Scholarship to the Brooklyn Museum Art School and attends for six months.
Bruce Conner joins Jean Sandstedt at the University of Colorado Boulder on scholarship after realizing New York is not for him. During that time he cofounds the Experimental Cinema Group (now First Personal Cinema) with Sandstedt and several others. Due to his predilection for skipping classes, he drops out of his program when Sandstedt graduates.
Bruce Conner becomes friends with Wallace Berman, George Herms, Robert Duncan, and Jess Collins.
Bruce Conner uses the Dennis Hopper collages as source material for a series of photo etchings produced at Crown Point Press in Oakland, with founding Director Kathan Brown. They are published in three volumes as The Dennis Hopper One Man Show. Conner originally proposed the collages for an exhibition of the same name at the Nicholas Wilder Gallery in Los Angeles in 1967, but Wilder rejected the proposal given the false attribution.