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The 5pm Post – Patti Smith at National Portrait Gallery Sat. Dec. 11

by Prince Of Petworth November 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm 5 Comments

From an email:

“When: Saturday, December 11, 2010, 2pm

Venue: National Portrait Gallery

Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium (enter from G Street)

Seminal punk rocker Patti Smith discusses and signs copies of her book Just Kids, a memoir of early 1970s Manhattan and of her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Books available for sale in the Museum Store.

Please note this is an Author Lecture – not just a book signing!”

  • JenDC

    WOWSERS!

  • Beltway Greg

    Had the opportunity to meet Patti after she opened for U2 a couple of years ago at Madison Square Garden. Great person. The best part was before she took the stage. A policeman, obviously mistaking me for someone who was much more conservative, warned me that she was going to sing some songs that might be a bit rough in his words.

  • coraline

    Does Patti know the National Portrait Gallery caved to the religious right and removed a Mapplethorpe from its current exhibit?

  • coraline

    correction – the piece removed was “A Fire in My Belly” by artist David Wojnarowicz. Censorship is censorship.

    http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-arts/2010/11/glbt-portrait-gallery-exhibition-attracts-conservative-anger-5266.html

  • Caroline

    I have to go!

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