Patti Smith is a poet and a dreamer, but she’s most importantly a punk rock priestess who likes to remind you whose sins Jesus didn’t die for. This fall, Patti returns to the Met after last year’s personalized tribute to Andy Warhol, who was the hero of her close friend, the late Robert Mapplethorpe. 2013, meanwhile, gets a show dedicated to an artist of a different era, with Patti paying tribute to Hildegard de Bingen, a German composer, philosopher, writer and much more. Much like the Warhol show, the Met’s audience may get a taste of Patti showing appreciation for some of her favorite musicians in the form of her unique covers that always fit seamlessly into a set of her beautiful and mystifying originals.
Fri., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 11, 2013