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CHICAGO 1968: The Whole World is Watching

Art Reception, Book Signing and Film Screening

2019-05-07 17:00:00 2019-05-07 21:00:00 America/Denver CHICAGO 1968: The Whole World is Watching Main Library

Tuesday, May 07
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-07 17:00:00 2019-05-07 21:00:00 America/Denver CHICAGO 1968: The Whole World is Watching Hat & Beard Press is Proud to Announce a Book & Photo Exhibition Featuring Work By Michael Cooper & Terry Southern Main Library

Main Library

The Gallery at Library Square

Hat & Beard Press is Proud to Announce a Book & Photo Exhibition Featuring Work By Michael Cooper & Terry Southern

Exhibit runs from May 4 - June 14

5:00pm: Editor Nile Southern will sign books at the book-launch and art reception. 

7:00pm: Utah Film Center's screening of The War at Home, which chronicles the anti-war protest movement of the 60's and 70's. Q&A following the film with Nile Southern.

Editors Nile Southern and Adam Cooper, having planned for many years a print collaboration featuring their fathers’ collective work, here present a kaleidoscopic, on-the-ground account of the historic protests (and unprecedented police riots) that took place in Lincoln and Grant parks during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, 50 years ago. Told primarily through Michael Cooper’s photographs and Terry Southern’s words, CHICAGO 1968:The Whole World is Watching is Nile and Adam’s tribute to two great artists of the 20th century, who happen to be their fathers.

Coinciding with the 50-year anniversary of the protests, the 136-page book, with dozens of Michael Cooper’s never-before-seen photographs, debuted in September 2018 in Chicago at the Land & Sea Department, an alternative arts and culture space on Chicago’s North Side. The exhibition then moved to Mr. Musichead Gallery and SHOW Gallery in Los Angeles, and will be in residence at the San Francisco Art Exchange throughout March 2019.

Proto-New Journalist, novelist and screenwriter Terry Southern [Candy, The Magic Christian, Dr.Strangelove, Easy Rider] traveled to Chicago that fateful year to report on the convention with William S.Burroughs and Jean Genet for Esquire magazine. Rock photographer extraordinaire Michael Cooper, famous for his indelible images of the Rolling Stones and the cover of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart's Club Band album, was there as the all-seeing lens. Together they captured the turbulence and civil unrest from which the whole country was reeling that year, crystallizing it in words and pictures.

"The style was defined by its unmistakable origin in a previous tradition: It was police-state, concentration-camp style, a mode always available to the mood of tyranny.” --Elizabeth Hardwick

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:   Utah Film Center   Film   Book Signing   Art Reception  

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Hours
We're closed Wednesday July 24
Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Shops at Library Square - Art at the Main

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sun, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jul 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rooftop Terrace

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Canteena

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Jul 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Sat, Jul 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Jul 31, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Aug 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Aug 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Aug 05, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Aug 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Creative Lab

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 09, 7:00am - 8:00am
Rooftop Terrace

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Aug 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
OFFSITE: The Leonardo

Sat, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Gallery at Library Square

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 13, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Aug 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fireplace Level 2

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sun, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room