Sunday, May 5, 2013
7:00 PM; doors open at 5:30 PM
This special event—Smith’s first performance in St. Louis in more than eight years—will feature a brief musical set as well as a poetry reading. Smith is best known as one of the most influential figures of the punk rock scene in the late 1970s and ’80s and as an inspired figure in the visual arts. This performance is a rare opportunity to see this iconic artist in an intimate setting. Books and music will be available for sale in CAM’s gift shop along with a limited editon poster by Miles Tsang.
About Patti Smith
Patti Smith, born in Chicago and raised in South Jersey, migrated to New York in 1967. Her first recording, Horses (1975), considered a rock and roll masterpiece, is on Rolling Stone’s list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and was inducted into the National Recording Registry in 2010 by the Library of Congress. Smith’s other albums include Radio Ethiopia, Easter, Wave, Dream of Life, Gone Again, Peace and Noise, Gung Ho, Trampin’, and most recently, Banga. Author of the acclaimed memoir, Just Kids, which chronicles her friendship and journey in art with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith was awarded the 2010 National Book Award. Her art has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide. In addition to being a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Smith holds numerous honors, including the ASCAP Founders Award and Sweden’s Polar Award for significant achievements in music.