New York City has been considered home to many rock legends from Patti Smith to the late David Bowie. But the city is the birthplace of Lou Reed, the founder of one of New York’s most influential bands: The Velvet Underground.
It’s only fitting that “The Velvet Underground Experience,” the global exhibition spotlighting the group’s early days collaborating with Andy Warhol in the 1960s, comes to the place where it all began. After a successful first run in Paris during April 2016, the multimedia event opens in Greenwich Village on October 10.
When the event opened in Paris, founding band member John Cale performed Velvet Underground songs alongside Animal Collective and the Libertines. Fingers crossed there will be a similar opening event to this integral experience.
Ticket holders can see a range of memorabilia from movies, portraits, artwork and more during the three-month attraction. The new exhibition contains “six films, more than 350 photos, 1,000 objects, and a VR greenhouse featuring projections that recreate the atmosphere of the banana album artwork produced by Andy Warhol,” according to the website.
This past summer, New Yorkers were blessed with a similar global showcase honoring Bowie. Given the hype of the museum dedicated to Ziggy Stardust, we reckon the popularity for this major music happening will be no different. Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 17 at 10am. Set your alarm! Prices and more information are below.
Address: 718 Broadway
Opening dates: October 10–December 30
Weekdays: General admission: $30 - Seniors, students: $25
Weekends: General admission: $35 et Seniors, students: $30
Where to buy: velvetundergroundexperience.com