In an exhibit titled The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book, the iconic poem "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg is re-interpreted by conceptual artist (and UCLA prof) Allen Ruppersberg. It's an awesome sight, and best viewed while listening to Ginsberg himself reading the hallmark text of the Beat Generation. The poem is known for expressing a discontent that awakened a generation.
The show is on view at the Skirball Cultural Center through August 23, so make haste and behold this audio visual treat.
Ruppersberg spells out the text in phonetically and prints them on 200 neon-hued posters. Let kids try to read the phonetics! And, once everyone has had their fill of Howl, head down the hall to the Summer Family Lounge, where you can play Twister and other retro games, as well as dress up in vintage clothes and take photos.