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Multimedia Velvet Underground Exhibit Headed To NYC

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A new Velvet Underground exhibit, "The Velvet Underground Experience," a multimedia exhibition about the history and influence of the band, is coming to New York City October 10 through December 30, The New York Times reports.

According to the exhibition's website, "The Velvet Underground Experience" will be divided into six sections. The show will examine post-World War II America and the rise of the Beat Generation, the fortuitous meeting of Lou Reed and John Cale, the New York art scene of the Sixties, the Velvet Underground's years in Andy Warhol's Factory and the band's continued evolution following the release of their seminal debut, The Velvet Underground and Nico.

"I'm very proud to be able to able to show New Yorkers that the band has such a big influence everywhere else: not only in America, but in Europe, in Japan, in South America," said the exhibition's main curator, Christian Fevret. "It's giving back to New York what New York gave us."

The New York iteration of the exhibit will also feature a new section tracking the Velvet Underground's vast influence on modern American art and music.

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