Featuring Ulrich Baer and Shelley Rice, this "gabfest" will be a free-ranging discussion about poetry, photography, music, spirituality, and friendship among NYU professors whose wide-ranging interests include visual media, literature, psychic phenomena, scholarship, and Kung Fu.
Co-sponsored by NYU's Departments of Art History, Creative Writing, English, Photography & Imaging (TSOA), and Social & Cultural Analysis; Humanities Initiative; Fine Arts Society (a student organization); and Grey Art Gallery.
Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited.
All programs subject to change.
Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg, on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery
from January 15 to April 6, 2013.
Beat Memories presents an in-depth look at the Beat generation as seen through the lens of Allen Ginsberg. Well known for his poetry, he was also an avid photographer who captured the people and places around him in spontaneous, often intimate snapshots. The exhibition features 94 black-and-white photographs, including portraits of figures such as William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, and Jack Kerouac, along with self-portraits. The images not only are revealing portrayals of celebrated personalities, but also convey the unique lifestyle and spirit that characterized what came to be known as the Beat Generation. Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Beat Memories is curated by Sarah Greenough and accompanied by an illustrated catalog.
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