I have scheduled our next Meetup.
"Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg" @ the NGA & After Party
Sunday, May 2, 2010, 3:00 PM
National Gallery of Art - West Building
600 Constitution Avenue, NW Between 4th and 7th Streets
Washington, DC 20001
"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night..."
- Opening Lines of Howl by Allen Ginsberg, 1955
Now you can see what Ginsberg saw (then and later) in this exhibition of photos he took from the 1950s to the 1990s. The works include photos of Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Ginsberg himself just before he achieved literary fame, and other Beat writers and friends.
The exhibition is on the ground floor of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art. We will meet at 3 pm at the entrance to the Garden Cafe (also on the ground floor of the West Building). At 3:15 pm, we will go to the exhibition. After viewing the Beats, there will be free time to explore other galleries in the museum. At 4:30 pm, we will reconvene at the Garden Cafe and walk together to a nearby Penn Quarter hot spot for more socializing."Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg"