Tuesday January 15, 2013 - Saturday April 06, 2013
Grey Art Gallery/NYU
100 Washington Sq East at Washington PlManhattan, NY
Beat Memories presents an in-depth look at the Beat Generation as seen through the lens of Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997). Although well known for his poetry, Ginsberg was also an avid photo-grapher, capturing the people and places around him in spontaneous, often intimate snapshots. His black-and- white photographs include portraits of William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and others, along with self- portraits. The images not only are revealing portrayals of celebrated personalities, but also convey the unique lifestyle and spirit of the Beats.
January 15 – April 6, 2013
Walking Tour: Ginsberg in the East Village
Saturday, April 6, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Bill Morgan, Ginsberg’s archivist and bibliographer, and author of The Beat Generation in New York: A Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac’s City (City Lights Books, 1997) as well as other books on the Beats, will lead a walking tour of Ginsberg’s homes and haunts in the East Village.
Co-sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.
Capacity limited. To register, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Ginsberg Tour” in the subject line. Maximum 2 people per person reserving, no pre-arranged groups. Meeting place will be sent to registrants.