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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  

Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
Mon, Nov 11 Closed
Tue, Nov 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 15 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 16 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Nov 17 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie 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. A 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. The Rooftop Terrace, 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

Fri, Nov 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Nov 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Nov 16, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference Room A & B

Sat, Nov 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Nov 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Shops at Library Square - Art at the Main

Sat, Nov 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Nov 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Gallery at Library Square

Sat, Nov 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Sun, Nov 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Nov 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Tue, Nov 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Nov 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Nov 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Wed, Nov 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Nov 20, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Nov 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Nov 20, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Computer Lab

Wed, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Lower Urban Room

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Fri, Nov 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Nov 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Nov 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena Gallery

Sat, Nov 23, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Urban Room

Sat, Nov 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Sat, Nov 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Nov 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SHARE Space

Tue, Nov 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Nov 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Fri, Nov 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Dec 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Tue, Dec 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Dec 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Dec 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Dec 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
OFFSITE: Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Thu, Dec 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Dec 05, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Level 3 Conference Room

Thu, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Dec 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Creative Lab Audio Station
Registration opens Friday, November 22 2019 at 9:00am

Sat, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Saturday, December 7 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Dec 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SHARE Space

Mon, Dec 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Dec 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Dec 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Dec 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Dec 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Fri, Dec 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Dec 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Shops at Library Square - Art at the Main

Sat, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Dec 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Saturday, November 30 2019 at 9:00am

Sun, Dec 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium