Powell Library Building
April 11-June 14
This exhibit features books, journals, photos, and audio that provide an introduction to the Beats and the impact of Beat culture on L.A., including Ginsberg's reading at Royce Hall in the 1980s.
Charles E. Young Research Library Lobby Gallery
Off the Shelf: Medieval Manuscripts and the Aesthetics of the Past
“Off the Shelf” assembles medieval manuscripts, printed books, board games, and even comic books to explore different visions of the medieval English past. In particular, the exhibit focuses on the afterlives of medieval manuscripts and their subjects, as illustrated by items from UCLA Library Special Collections. It has been organized by UCLA English Professor Matthew Fisher and graduate students Gillian Adler and Emily Runde and scheduled in conjunction with "Medievalism's Manuscripts: The History of Medieval Manuscripts off the Shelf," a symposium coordinated by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
"I'm a Stranger Here Myself": Poets in Post-WWII L.A.
April 11-June 14
Los Angeles was the third hub of the Beat movement, after San Francisco and New York. The Beat poets had important cultural associations and spent significant time in L.A. over several decades, but the vital literary environment L.A. generated after World War II is often overlooked. Using historical documents including photographs, manuscripts, recordings, and correspondence, this exhibit places the Beats within the complex and contentious literary context of L.A. during the McCarthy era.