Today, the Brooklyn Museum announced that it will be the final stop for the critically acclaimed exhibition, David Bowie, which will run at the museum from March 2nd to July 15th, 2018. The exhibit, which was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh from the museum’s Department of Theatre and Performance, is a retrospective on the expansive five-decade career of David Bowie, focusing on the creative process of one of the influential and innovative musicians during the last century.
The exhibit contains over three hundred objects, including never-before-seen objects and exclusive works, related to David Bowie from his time as a teenager through to his death in 2016. For example, one can expect to see handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material within the David Bowie exhibit. Together, these pieces create an immersive journey for viewers that outline Bowie’s work and influences using theatrical scene-setting, animation and video, and an advanced audio experience created in partnership by Sennheiser.
The exhibition also explores Bowie’s massive list of collaborations during his long-spanning career, looking at his work with those in the fields of fashion, theater, sound, art, film, sound, and graphics. It also contains over sixty costumes, including iconic pieces, such as the Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti; familiar artwork, such as set designs, photographs, album artwork, and cover proofs; and video from films and live performances.
As Victoria Broackes, curator and creator of the exhibit notes, “Since David Bowie is left the V&A, London in August 2013, nearly 1.8 million visitors have flocked to see the exhibition as it has travelled around the world, a testament to Bowie’s depth, breadth and worldwide reach and the public’s interest in the processes of creation behind such a uniquely influential performer. Bowie himself left England in 1974 to eventually settle in America, so we could not be more delighted that the final leg of the tour brings the show back to New York, where Bowie made his home.”
David Bowie at the Brooklyn Museum will be a timed ticketed exhibition, with tickets on sale on Wednesday, November 15th, with the cost of adults starting at $35 and upwards. You can purchase tickets at www.brooklynmuseum.org or https://www.showclix.com/event/david-bowie-is. Members of the Brooklyn Museum will also be able to purchase tickets on pre-sale starting November 8th.