The Velvet Underground exhibition coming to NYC this fall
A big exhibition about rock icons The Velvet Underground is coming to NYC this fall. Titled "The Velvet Underground Experience," the exhibit runs October 10 - December 30 at 718 Broadway in NoHo, occupying two floors and 12,000 sq feet of space. It first showed two years ago at Philharmonie de Paris and includes photographs, portraits, films, videos, live concerts, a VR experience, and musical workshops. According to The New York Times, the NYC edition will differ slightly from the Paris exhibit, with a section focusing on the band's influence on modern American artists like Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nan Goldin and others. "I’m very proud to be able to able to show New Yorkers that the band has such a big influence everywhere else: not only in America, but in Europe, in Japan, in South America,” show organizer Christian Fevret told the Times. “It’s giving back to New York what New York gave us.
Tickets for The Velvet Underground Experience are currently on Citi cardmember presale and go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 17.
The Feelies are also playing a Velvet Underground cover set in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition.