Margaret Carrero

The Notorious RBG Exhibit Looks at RBG's Life, Work

December 14, 2018 - 9:34 am

(KNX 1070) - It has been 25 years since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

There is an exhibition about Justice Ginsburg’s life and work on display at the Skirball Cultural Center.

The exhibit was inspired by the book "Notorious RBG, The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" co-authored by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik.

KNX reporter Margaret Carrero sat down with the two authors to talk about the book, the exhibit and the judge's life:

Carmon said when Justice Ginsburg was asked for advice for young people, she said off the cuff, “Fight for the things you care about but do so in a way that would lead others to join you.” Carmon added, “That says so much about who she is.”

 “Seeing someone who’s achieved what she’s been able to achieve while simultaneously having a rich family life, an appreciation for the arts and for the rest of humanity, and still maintaining friendships even across stark political differences is something that we can all, hopefully, aspire to,” said Knizhnik.

The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg exhibit boasts several interactive pieces. 

Curator Cate Thurston explains, “You can put on a robe and physically go behind a recreation of the Supreme Court bench. You can explore Justice Ginsburg’s childhood home.”

There are also photos and documents, historical artifacts and contemporary art reflecting RBG’s effect on pop culture.

The exhibit runs through March 10, 2019.