As we continue our campaign to secure the future of the Beat Museum by purchasing a building, we’ve utilized concept sketches to try and illustrate (literally) what a new, expanded, and improved museum might look like. Bear in mind that these are very loose, early design ideas created by friends and supporters for the purpose of exploring our options in a new space; by no means are these final designs. The Beat Museum is a living space, ever evolving and changing as we try to better tell the story of the Beat Generation.
Check out some of the past concept sketches below:
Designer Michael Palumbo created some early concept sketches for a remodel of our present space at 540 Broadway, featuring many interesting suggestions for new exhibit designs. Michael also created the concept sketch of what a future Beat Museum, replete with a hotel and cafe, at 580 Green Street.