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 […]
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 […]