If you are just waking from the winter hibernation like I have, you need to get over to the New York Public Library pronto! Why? Well, before the beat generation artifacts on display to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's On The Road closes on Sunday.
The show called "Beatific Soul: Jack Kerouac On The Road" is more like a archive of mid-20th century literary culture. Photos, notebooks, sketches, and a facsimile of the scroll manuscript (since I was in deep slumber I missed the original which was on view until Feb. 24) Kerouac typed while on his cross-country journey with Neal Cassady in the late 1940s.
As a casual visitor, I would be rather non-plussed, but as a beatnik at heart, the exhibit is a sight to behold. Now, excuse me while I read One The Road again! Don't forget, daddy-o, this exhibit ends on Sunday, March 16.