October 21, 2011 – February 19, 2012

Patti Smith: Camera Solo, on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum from October 21, 2011 to February 19, 2012, was the first museum exhibition of Patti Smith’s photography in the United States and included seventy photographs, one multimedia installation, and one video work.

The pioneering artist, musician, and poet, Smith 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.

Patti Smith: Camera Solo Online Audio Tour

Listen to Patti Smith discuss selected works from Patti Smith: Camera Solo.

Listen to the exhibition Audio Tour for Patti Smith: Camera Solo.

Support for Patti Smith: Camera Solo was provided by The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc., The Calvin Klein Family Foundation, Mark Bertolini, Liam & Lori McGee and The Larsen Photography Fund.