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Tour of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049 Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States (map)
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Tour of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

11:30 am - 3 pm
$12 admission to the Skirball

Come see the exhibit honoring our favorite Supreme Court Justice with your Run The World friends!

The exhibit is on display until March, so if you haven’t been yet (or want to bask in RBG’s glory again), now’s the time!

There are tours starting at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm. RBG’s too famous so all the private tours are booked, so there is a possibility we won’t be able to get into the first tour. We’ll get there early enough so if we can’t catch the earliest tour, we have a couple more chances.

 
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From the Exhibit:

With so much at stake on the Supreme Court, come explore the American judicial system through one of its sharpest legal minds. Coinciding with the twenty-fifth 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 cultural icon. 

Based upon the New York Times bestselling book of the same name, it was created in partnership with the book’s co-authors: journalist Irin Carmon, a senior correspondent at New York magazine, and attorney Shana Knizhnik, who founded the popular Tumblr that earned Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg internet fame (and amused the Justice herself). Like the book, the exhibition offers a visually rich, entertaining, yet rigorous look at RBG’s life and work. Through archival photographs and documents, contemporary art, media stations, and playful interactives, the exhibition tells the parallel stories of RBG’s remarkable career and the efforts she joined to expand “We the People” to include those long left out of the Constitution’s promises. By bringing to life RBG’s compelling biography and her commitment to our nation’s highest ideals, the exhibition invites visitors to participate in civic life and consider how the future of the Supreme Court impacts us all.

Woven throughout the exhibition are briefs and other writings by RBG, including some of her most famously searing dissents. In keeping with the spirit of Carmon and Knizhnik’s book, the exhibition riffs off the playful connection between the Notorious RBG and Notorious B.I.G. (as she likes to point out, they were both born and bred in Brooklyn, New York): for example, the name of each gallery section alludes to a song or lyric from the late hip-hop artist.

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what’s i’m down club?

I’m Down Club is an event series brought to you by run the world.

With traffic, work, and the coziness of a good netflix and chill, there are a lot of (good) excuses out there to not leave the house.

My friend had this text thread with her friends in college. The rules of the thread were simple: No matter if you were deep in a textbook or just put on your yoga pants for the night, if someone sent out a text, you showed up. Whether that was a late night ice cream run or a skinny dip in the ocean, you said I’m Down. Because it’s just what you did, and it was always worth it.

It’s not as easy to say yes as it was when we had less #adulting to do, but we wanted to see what would happen if we got together a group who could harness that I’m Down Attitude. Who could, instead of defaulting to all the reasons not to go, defaulted to “Yes. I’m down. Let’s do this.”

In this big city, sometimes it’s nice to have a little nudge. Someone to tell you that the plans are figured out, all you need to do is show up. That’s why we started the I’m Down Club.

You won’t always know the people, place, or thing you’re doing, but you can guarantee you’ll be with a group of future BFFs who are down to try something new, together. You down? 🙋

 
 
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