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Guest Lecture: "How a Library Became an Artists' Workshop," by Megan and Rick Prelinger

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Prelinger Library

Prelinger Library

Kimball Education Gallery

Interesting and unpredictable things happen when cultural repositories become workshops. Megan and Rick Prelinger will speak about developing an appropriation-friendly library rich in visual materials that supports the work of artists as well as activists, scholars, and the curious of all kinds.

Megan and Rick Prelinger together founded Prelinger Library in 2004. Located in San Francisco's South of Market district, it hosts up to a thousand visits a year from artists, activists, and scholars. Rick is a professor of film and digital media at UC Santa Cruz and a filmmaker, writer, and archivist. He founded the Prelinger Archives, a film archive, in 1983. Megan is a historian of technology and of graphic design, and a naturalist.

Ticket Information

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and first come, first served.


This program is presented as part of the de Young Artist Fellows program, generously funded by the James Irvine Foundation Innovation Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Services/Museums for America.

Contact Information

Andrea Martin
(415) 750-3531