Patti Smith at the Wadsworth Atheneum

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Rocker, poetess and artist/photographer Patti Smith is having her first US, one-woman photography show, Camera Solo, this Fall at the Wasworth Atheneum in Hartford, Conn., October 21, 2011 – February 19, 2012. She "has made her mark on the American cultural landscape throughout her 40-year career, from her earliest explorations of artistic expression with friend and vanguard photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1960s and 70s to her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s.The exhibition will include seventy photographs, one multi-media installation and one video work." -from

Events include a sold-out muscial performance, as well as a booksigning on Oct. 21st at 11am, and a lecture on the creative history of Polaroid, Smith's medium, by John Reuter on Oct. 22nd at 2pm.

Also on view are paintings by Andrew Wyeth, photos of Iraq War training sites in the US by Claire Beckett, and also a decorative arts, costume and ephemera exhibition about remembering the Civil War.

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | 600 Main Street | Hartford, CT | 06103 | (860) 278-2670