14 June, 2018Print
Two viewing days added to David Bowie isExhibit now open July 9 & 10 leading to its final week/Brooklyn Museum prepares to welcome the tour's 2 millionth visitor June20
As the closing date for David Bowie is approaches, the Brooklyn Museum has announced two additional viewing days on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, July 10th for the blockbuster exhibition's final week. The exhibit, which closes on July 15th, is the fastest and highest selling exhibition in Brooklyn Museum history, and has welcomed more than 180,000 visitors since opening on March 2. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, David Bowie is is the first retrospective of the extraordinary five-decade career of David Bowie--one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times.
The exhibition has been on tour for the past five years, traveling to eleven venues around the world with a final stop in Brooklyn. On June 20, the Brooklyn Museum prepares to welcome the tour's 2 millionth visitor. The special visitor will receive an exclusive package, including a signed lithograph of a self-portrait by Bowie which was used on the Outside album cover, a limited edition of the David Bowie is book, a pair of Sennheiser headphones, and a premium subscription to Spotify.
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The exhibition is curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh from the Department of Theatre and Performance at the V&A. The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator, Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum.
Praise For David Bowie is
"Electrifying...a far-reaching survey of [Bowie's] artistry."
- The New York Times
"Go. Just Go...It's so good--comprehensive without being suffocating, beautifully installed, a feast for the senses--that the serious fan will likely want to see it more than once."
"Stunning...it's impossible to walk more than a few inches without being dazzled."
- Rolling Stone
About the Brooklyn Museum
Founded in 1823 as the Brooklyn Apprentices' Library Association, the Brooklyn Museum contains one of the nation's most comprehensive and wide-ranging collections enhanced by a distinguished record of exhibitions, scholarship, and service to the public. The Museum's vast holdings span 5,000 years of human creativity from cultures in every corner of the globe. Collection highlights include the ancient Egyptian holdings, renowned for objects of the highest world-class quality, and the arts of the Americas collection, which is unrivaled in its diverse range from pre-Columbian relics, Spanish colonial painting, and Native American art and artifacts, to 19th- and early 20th-century American painting, sculpture, and decorative objects. The Museum is also home to the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, which is dedicated to the study and exhibition of feminist art and is the only curatorial center of its kind. The Brooklyn Museum is both a leading cultural institution and a community museum dedicated to serving a wide-ranging audience. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, the Museum welcomes and celebrates the diversity of its home borough and city. Few, if any, museums in the country attract an audience as varied with respect to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, educational background, and age as the audience of the Brooklyn Museum. www.BrooklynMuseum.org
About the V&A
The V&A is the world's leading museum of art and design with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. It was established to make words of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers. Today, the V&A's collections, which span over 5,000 years of human creativity in virtually every medium and from many parts of the world, continue to intrigue, inspire and inform. www.vam.ac.uk
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David Bowie is is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
3D sound experience provided by Sennheiser.
Lead sponsorship for this exhibition is provided by Spotify.
The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue edited by Victoria and Albert Museum Theater and Performance curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, with essays by Camille Paglia, Jon Savage, Howard Goodall, Christopher Breward, Oriole Cullen, Nicholas Coleridge, and a roundtable discussion with Sir Christopher Frayling, Philip Hoare, Mark Kermode, and Geoffrey Marsh.
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