Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Getting a Museum Exhibit Based on Notorious RBG
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has the distinction of being the first on the nation’s highest bench to become a viral meme. As the subject of the Tumblr Notorious RBG and at least one opera, her pithy dissents and commitment to social justice have become popular on social media (and on tattooed arms). In honor of the 83-year-old court official’s status as a Millennial cultural icon, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles is planning an exhibition on the justice, as The Huffington Post reports.
The collection will be based on the book Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, written by the original blog’s creator, attorney Shana Knizhnik, and journalist Irin Carmon. Planned for 2018, the Notorious RBG exhibit will highlight the justice’s work as well as her life outside the courtroom. It’ll include some examples of the cult of RBG, like tattoo art, memes, and cartoons devoted to the justice. (Fingers crossed that it will include footage of her occasional theater appearances in Shakespeare plays or some pages from the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Coloring Book.)
If you’re in L.A. and can’t wait until 2018, the center is hosting a conversation with the authors of Notorious RBG on October 23.
[h/t The Huffington Post]
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