The final stop of the world tour of the critically acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, will wrap at the Brooklyn Museum next March.
The exhibition the first retrospective of the Bowie’s five-decade career—will be on view from March 2 to July 15, 2018. Curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh from the Department of Theatre and Performance at the V&A, the exhibit will include never-before-seen objects and work exclusive to the Brooklyn Museum presentation
As the official audio partner of the exhibition, Sennheiser will be delivering a captivating audio experience through its AMBEO® 3D audio technology. Also, as in prior David Bowie is exhibitions around the world, the company’s technologies will be used for all audio elements throughout the exhibition– including its wireless systems, headphones and Neumann loudspeakers. The advanced sound technology, alongside theatrical scene-setting, animation and video, provide an immersive journey through the artistic influences that Bowie cited as formative. With unprecedented access to his personal archive, David Bowie is features more than 300 objects collected from his teenage years through his death in 2016–including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material.
The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Matthew Yokobosky, Director of Exhibition Design, Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition is made possible with the lead sponsorship of Spotify.
“With mainstream appeal and yet an avant-garde heart, David Bowie was one of the most original artists of our times. He challenged the status quo and continually took us on new musical explorations with his forward-thinking and groundbreaking presentations. David Bowie continues to be the apex for many artists in wide-ranging disciplines,” said Yokobosky.
The exhibition explores the broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theater, art, and film. On display are more than 60 stage costumes including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, Kansai Yamamoto’s flamboyant creations for the Aladdin Sane tour (1973), and the Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the EART HL I NG album cover (1997). Also on show is photography by Brian Duffy, Terry O’Neill, and Masayoshi Sukita; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; cover proofs by Barnbrook for the album The Next Day(2013); visual excerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and Saturday Night Live (1979); music videos such as Boys Keep Swinging (1979) and Let’s Dance (1983); and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974).
Alongside these are more personal items such as never-before-shown storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics as well as some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores, and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas.
David Bowie is will be a timed ticketed exhibition. Lightning Bolt tickets, which give attendees priority access to the exhibition, are available now through the run of the exhibition and cost $35. Exclusive packages start at $85. To purchase, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org or https://www.showclix.com/event/david-bowie-is.
Member tickets will be available on November 8, 2017 before standard tickets go on sale to the public. Brooklyn Museum Members receive free ticket(s) based on membership level. Benefits include priority access to the exhibition; free general admission for one year; and discounts on Museum programs, dining, and shopping. To learn more about Membership, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org/join; contact 718.501.6326; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standard tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Standard tickets will cost $20 for Adults, $12 for Seniors and Students ages 13 and up, $6 for Children ages 4 – 12 on weekdays; and $25 for Adults, $16 for Seniors and Students ages 13 and up, $10 for Children ages 4 – 12 on weekends.
All tickets include general Museum admission, visit: www.brooklynmuseum.org/DavidBowieis for additional information.