Experience New York City with The Velvet Underground
You can celebrate the legacy of the iconic 1960s rock band with The Velvet Underground Experience in New York City through the holiday season.
(Photo Courtesy The Velvet Underground Experience)
The Velvet Underground Experience pays homage to the lasting influence of the American rock band
The Velvet Underground wowed people in New York City in the late 1960's and early 70's with their unique sound. Now 50 years later, the band is being honored with an exhibit in Greenwich Village.
The Velvet Underground Experience features a mixture of art and sound that shows off the group's early roots in the city. The exhibit spans the three floors, with each area having something different for rock and roll fans. Curator Christian Fevret says the goal is to include art, music, and fashion that Velvet Underground fans will enjoy. The exhibit located at 718 Broadway is close to the former location of the Café Bizarre - where the band used to perform and where Andy Warhol discovered them. The exhibition kicks off this week and runs through the end of the year. It allows for enthusiasts of the band to experience New York City through the eyes and influence of the iconic band, "we are focusing on the roots of the [Velvet Underground] in New York, downtown and in the Lower East Side and also looking at artists who were friends with the band" said Fevret.
In addition to the floors filled with photographs, films, letters, artwork and projections, visitors can also take part in curated events such as concerts, lectures, pop-up installations, performances, masterclasses and fashion shows. On Thursday, fans can take part in a talk with Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale.