- By Karen Vock
- Photo Courtesy of Skirball
Precious few public figures, much less a Supreme Court justice, generate the passion to concurrently inspire a popular Tumblr fan blog, a New York Times bestselling book, an acclaimed documentary (CNN’s “RBG”), a soon-to-be-released feature film (“On the Basis of Sex,” starring Felicity Jones) and now, a museum exhibition at LA’s own Skirball Cultural Center. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of her appointment to the high court, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first-ever retrospective about the famed associate justice and American icon.
Based upon that bestseller, this exhibition was created in collaboration with the very engaging co-authors Irin Carmon, a senior correspondent at New York magazine, and attorney Shana Knizhnik, who founded the Tumblr blog. Visually rich and entertaining, the exhibition playfully riffs off connections between the Notorious RBG and Notorious B.I.G. with the name of each gallery section alluding to a song or lyric from the late hip-hop artist. Visitors experience RBG’s life and work through compelling photographs and documents, contemporary art, media and lively interactives.
In the works prior to the 2016 election, the timing of this celebration (now through March 10) could not be more perfect. An afternoon with RBG can provide some much needed hope in these stressful days.
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