Hollis Holbrook’s Portrait of Ferlinghetti
Not much is known about the relationship between artist Hollis H. Holbrook and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. What is known is Holbrook was ten years older than Ferlinghetti and both served in the US Navy during WWII. In 1970 Holbrook sent Ferlinghetti a portrait of the poet with these words on the back of the canvas, “To […]
We’re Reopening June 25th!
With a new exhibition, Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Home, featuring his personal desk.
Representing the Beat Museum in Germany
The Beat Museum has gone international! Last night I had the honor of doing something I’ve never done before. I represented the Beat Museum as well as the city of San Francisco speaking at the opening ceremony of a new exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany. The exhibition is called “CALIFORNIA DREAMS: San Francisco […]
The Beat Museum Goes International
Another first for The Beat Museum! Six months ago we were contacted by representatives of the government of Germany about participating in a major museum exhibition in the city of Bonn. We knew The Beats would be in good company. The exhibition is called CALIFORNIA DREAMS: San Francisco – A Portrait – and it is […]
Jack Kerouac Postcard
For 45 years, Nick Triglia has been safeguarding a postcard sent by Jack Kerouac to Walter Gutman at Stearns & Company in New York City.
The Beat Scene: Photographs by Burt Glinn
Magnum Photos and the Beat Museum present a new exhibition of largely unseen images of the Beat Generation in New York City and San Francisco, taken by photographer Burt Glinn in 1959 and 1960; selections from the forthcoming book The Beat Scene: Photographs by Burt Glinn.
Harold Adler’s Photos of Demonstrations for The Living Theatre
As a photographer for the Berkeley Barb, Harold Adler covered protests on behalf of imprisoned members of The Living Theatre in Union Square.
Neal Cassady: The Monsignor’s Godson
From the streets of Denver to the cells of San Quentin, the files of Monsignor John Harley Schmitt.
66th Anniversary of ‘The Town and the City’
On March 2nd, 1950, Jack Kerouac's first novel was published.
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 […]