The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1945–1975

Schatten Gallery, Emory University
28 September 2017 – 15 May 2018
Curated by Aaron Goldsman and Sarah Harsh with Kevin Young

A major exhibition exploring the lives, work, and impact of members of the Beat Generation and the broader postwar counterculture. Showcasing an array of materials drawn from the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book LibraryThe Dream Machine offers a new look at the diverse group of writers, artists, intellectuals, and social movements that reshaped American culture in the decades following WWII and their ongoing impact today.

Walking the brooklyn bridge: poets on brooklyn and beyond

New York City Department of Transportation Arts Program
Spring 2016 – Spring 2017
Curated by Kevin Young with assistance from Aaron Goldsman

A collaboration between Poets House and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, this exhibition featured a sidewalk display of images of Danowski Library materials with curatorial texts installed at multiple sites around New York City.

Cut/up: william s. burroughs, 1914–2014

Boo-Hooray Gallery, New York, NY
7 November 2014 – 12 December 2014
Curated by Kevin Young, Johan Kugelberg, Jonathan P. Daley, and Lisa Chinn

A collaboration between the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library and Boo-Hooray, this centenary celebration of the life and work of William S. Burroughs featured hand-edited typescript drafts from the Nova Trilogy, rarely seen publications like the mimeographed newsletter The Burrough and the Sigma Portfolio, alongside correspondence with Brion Gysin, vinyl releases, as well as the original cut-up paper components that went on form his novels. As Curatorial Assistant to Kevin Young, I worked with he and Lisa Chinn, the other Emory-based curator, on preparing the exhibition.