Patti Smith has already displayed some of her photos in her 2010 memoir Just Kids and in private showings, but she’s never had an official museum exhibition until now.
Currently showcased at Hartford’s Wadsworth Antheneum, Camera Solo is Smith’s collection of Polaroid photographs taken over the years.
These 70-plus images capture everything from Eiffel Tower to Robert Mapplethorp’s shoes to the beds of Keats, Woolf, and Hugo.
They’re quiet, thoughtful, and the perfect antidote to her rockstar alter-ego.
You can see the pieces in person until February 2012.
But just in case you can’t make it, get a secondhand look here.