Jimmy Page at the Beat Museum
Jimmy Page stops in, revisits his 1975 interview with William Burroughs...
Patti Smith Stopped In To the Museum Today
Wherein Patti Smith pays us a visit.
Spend a Day in North Beach this Holiday Season!
With its rich history and old-world charm, North Beach has long been a destination for locals and visitors alike. This holiday season, we invite you to experience North Beach like a local.
Become a Member of the Beat Museum!
On the 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's first reading of "HOWL," The Beat Museum is excited to announce our new membership program.
Beatnik Shindig Road Trip!
Join us as we check out the space for the future site of the Beatnik Shindig, happening June 26-28th, 2015 at Fort Mason in San Francisco. We’ll also be headed to Napa to pick up 40+ cases of wine for the event!
Thank You for Celebrating the Beats at the Top of the Mark!
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone—poets, musicians, the Top of the Mark, and of course, all who attended—for making this series a tremendous success!
American Canvas: The Beat Museum
North Beach is known as San Francisco’s Little Italy, but in the 1950’s it was home to something else, the beat generation movement. Follow along with Dave as he gets a first hand look at The Beat Museum, and the incredible stories it holds. American Canvas premieres Wednesday March 11 at 10PM ET. (Schedule available […]
Photos: Alejandro Murguía at Top of the Mark
Last night, San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía performed with jazz accompaniment at the Top of the Mark, the inaugural engagement of our ongoing series, Celebrating the Beats, happening Tuesdays this March and April, 2015. Check out the photos from Alejandro’s performance at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Flickr page » Next Tuesday, join us again at […]
Panel Discussion: Herbert Huncke Centennial
Our Herbert Huncke Centennial event in January featured a panel discussion with Hilary Holladay, author of Herbert Huncke: American Hipster; Dennis McNally, author of Desolate Angel; Tate Swindell, record producer of Herbert Huncke: Guilty of Everything, Ben Schafer, editor of The Herbert Huncke Reader; Brenda Knight, author of Women of the Beat Generation; and Laki […]
Remembering Eileen Kaufman
by John Geluardi Poet, musician, editor and journalist Eileen Kaufman died last month in Richmond, California where she had lived for the past five years. Kaufman led an interesting and varied life that included a career in the Navy during World War II, working as a car saleswoman and a rock and roll journalist. But […]
Gonzo: the photos of Hunter S. Thompson
M+B Photo showcases a selection of Hunter S. Thompson’s photography, several of which Hunter took while spending time with the Hells Angels, researching his eponymous novel, and are seldom seen—including a self-portrait following the beating he took in 1960 (he looks better than expected). Other images from Big Sur, Tijuana, Las Vegas, and Puerto Rico […]