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2007 — From Bop Apocalypse to Blitzekrieg Bop: the counterculture of the Beat and Punk Generations

January – March

 

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A showcase of posters, flyers, music and literature, From Bob Apocalypse to Blitzgrieg Bop studies the connection between the varying countercultures of the second half of the 20th century. It is a vast array of words, photographs and music from the collection of drummer, poet, and professor David Ensminger. His experiences in the underground punk rock culture, along with his career in academia, have left him not only with an in-depth knowledge of the different movements, but with an immense collection of artifacts from generations expecting to be forgotten. Read more in David Ensminger’s article,
Still Howling.

 

apocolypse10apocolypse11This collection includes a variety of works from the countercultures that spanned from the 1950s to the present focusing on the Beats of mid-century and the Punk generation that formed in the 1970s. This is an extensive history of modern literature, music and society.

 

Included in this exhibit is a rare display of the art and influence of Randy “Biscuit” Turner, artist, poet, and frontman of the immensely influential punk band Big Boys. A display exclusively in the collection of David Ensminger.

 

 


Location: 2nd Floor Gallery
Curators: David Ensminger, Bryan Beck, Sarah Speelman