On Thursday, April 22, the night before JazzFest opens in New Orleans, artist and musician Patti Smith will present a talk at NOMA entitled “On Photography” at 6:00 pm in the Museum’s Stern Auditorium. Her talk will accompany the opening of an exhibition of forty-five photographs by Smith, donated by the artist to the museum in 2009 and 2010.
“Patti Smith: A Donation to NOMA,” consists of forty-five silver prints made from negatives produced by the artist’s antique Polaroid Land 250 camera. These prints will be augmented by a few original, but unique, Polaroid photographs, which are also part of Smith’s generous donation to our museum. The exhibit will be on view in the 2nd floor Contemporary Art Galleries from April 22 until July 3.