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The book of Genesis illustrated by R. Crumb at the Hammer Museum

For the last couple of weeks, Los Angeles has had its share of rain.  And from the looks of it, we only have more on the way.  Rainy days take us out of our usual sunny, outdoor activities and urge us to start searching for indoor fun.  This week I have a must for you to check out as you attempt to stay warm and dry. 

UCLA’s Hammer Museum has an exhibit right now that is amazing.  Comic artist R. Crumb puts a whole new spin on the Old Testament book of Genesis for our viewing pleasure.  Crumb spent the last five years on this work and the incredible end result is 207 black and white illustrated drawings covering all 50 chapters of Genesis.  

 Each drawing contains 6-8 comic panels.  As you read along, you’ll see remarkable illustrations from the stories we’ve heard since we were children, such as Adam and Eve and Noah’s Ark.  If you can’t read the whole book in one sitting, don’t worry.  On your way out you can purchase Crumb’s illustrated book of Genesis from the bookstore to take home. 

 Make sure you check out this great piece of art this week.  But don’t wait long; Crumb’s exhibit is only on display until February 7th.  Admission is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for seniors.  But if you attend on Thursday, you’ll take advantage of the museum’s free day and enjoy it all free of charge. 

 Happy viewing! 

For more info and pictures visit The Hammer Museum.


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