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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 […]

Jonah Raskin on the necessity of literary shrines

The strange alchemy of California’s literary shrines Author, poet, counterculture journalist, and friend of the Beat Museum, Jonah Raskin‘s article, “Genius Loci,” appears in the Winter 2014 issue of Boom: A Journal of California, discussing institutions honoring the state’s rich literary legacy, and how we can and should do more: “We need literary shrines as […]

Neal Cassady’s “Joan Anderson Letter” Found!

Neal Cassady’s “Joan Anderson Letter” Found!

The Holy Grail of Beat Writing Rises from its Watery Grave Why the Joan Anderson Letter is so Important Why I Think This Letter is the Real Deal What I Would Like to See Happen with this Letter More Info The Holy Grail of Beat Writing Rises from its Watery Grave All kidding aside, I […]

NY Times Recognizes The Beat Museum Amongst Major Cultural Institutions

NY Times Recognizes The Beat Museum Amongst Major Cultural Institutions

According to Sunday’s New York Times, The Beat Museum is rubbing elbows with some real heavyweights—institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Ringling Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution, among others. John Hanc’s […]

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