Since opening at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in March of 2013, “David Bowie Is,” the expansive exhibition focusing on the rock legend’s influential and multifaceted career, has gone on display at museums in a variety of major cities. Now comes word that the exhibit will finish its world tour next year at The Brooklyn Museum in New York City.
The “David Bowie Is” retrospective will be on view at The Brooklyn Museum from March 2 to July 15. The exhibition features more than 300 items from the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s archives, spanning from his teenage years to his death in January 2016. They include stage costumes, instruments, handwritten set lists and lyrics, personal sketches, set designs, diary entries and more. The exhibit also showcases Bowie’s films, music videos and TV appearances, as well as and photographs of the singer.
Some of the memorabilia on display will be exclusive to The Brooklyn Museum’s version of the exhibit.
“Since ‘David Bowie Is’ left the [Victoria & Albert Museum] in August 2013, nearly 1.8 million visitors have flocked to see the exhibition as it has traveled around the world,” says Victoria Broackes, one of the exhibit’s original curators. “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.”
Standard tickets for the exhibit go on sale Wednesday, November 15. Member tickets will be available starting Wednesday, November 8. Special tickets that give visitors priority access to the exhibition can be purchased at BrooklynMuseum.org and Showclix.com.
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