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Patti Smith in Concert

Friday, June 1, 2012 |7:30 PM

In conjunction with the DIA exhibition Patti Smith: Camera Solo, musician, artist and poet Patti Smith will perform a live concert in the Detroit Film Theatre with son Jackson Smith on guitar and daughter Jesse Smith on piano. Also joining Smith will be Detroit-based players James Simonson (bass), Joe Mazolla (guitar) and Eric Hoegemeyer (drums). Smith will cover both her classic recordings as well as new work, and tickets will include admission to the museum and public opening of Camera Solo. Seating is by general admission, main floor and balcony. This is an all-ages show.(approximately 2 hours with intermission).




Main floor $25

Main floor (DIA members) $22

Balcony $18

Balcony (DIA members $15)


Patti Smith: Camera Solo features a selection of images from the past two decades that focuses on the artists, poets, authors, family and friends from whom Smith draws inspiration. The exhibition includes 70 black and white gelatin silver prints and a small selection of Polaroid originals and important artifacts from Smith’s personal collection.

In the era of digital imaging and manipulation, Smith’s works champion the use of photography in its most classical sense: as a tool to document a “found” moment. She finds the poetic qualities of a particular time and place and captures that beauty on film. The photographs explore themes that have been significant in Smith’s work, including poets and writers, portraiture, travel, and art and architecture. The exhibition is free with museum admission.


Patti Smith: Camera Solo was organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut