In 1964, the Velvet Underground formed in New York City, where the band would later meet Andy Warhol, join the Factory scene and record many of its greatest songs. So it only makes sense that a new multimedia exhibition about the quintessential New York band is opening here, starting on October 10. First mounted at La Philharmonie de Paris more than two years ago, “The Velvet Underground Experience” documents the band’s story through music, film and photography, with more than 1,000 objects on display. We recently spoke with the show’s curator, Christian Fevret, to discuss seven of the exhibit’s highlights and their significance to the group’s history.
“The Velvet Underground Experience” takes place at 718 Broadway from October 10 to December 30 (velvetunderground-experience.com). $25–$50. Buy tickets.