Exhibits

The Beat Generation in Paris – Two Photo Exhibitions

The Beat Generation in Paris – Two Photo Exhibitions

The Lure of the Left Bank photographs by Loomis DeanJune 1, 2012 – July 31, 2012 The Beat Hotel photographs by Harold ChapmanJune 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012 From 1956 through 1963, the writers who formed the core group of the Beat Generation lived in a run-down hotel on the Left Bank of Paris.(…)

The ’49 Hudson Comes to the Beat Museum

Neal Cassady’s legendary ‘49 Hudson, made famous in Jack Kerouac’s novel On The Road, is lost to posterity. Other than Jack’s description of it in the novel (to the point where it is almost a character in the book) and the memory of it in the minds of Neal’s wife Carolyn Cassady and his friend(…)

New Exhibition: Paris and the Beat Hotel, 1957 – Photographs by Loomis Dean

New Exhibition: Paris and the Beat Hotel, 1957 – Photographs by Loomis Dean

The Beat Generation was the quintessential American literary movement. From Kerouac’s accounts of youthful odyssey against the backdrop of a splendorous landscape of prairies, mountains, endless highways, and cities crackling with energy; to Burroughs’ satirical, absurdist danse macabre of addiction, control, and human debris; to Ginsberg’s naked verse, celebrating candidly and unapologetically the beauty and(…)

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