What began as a look into his life is now our final farewell to the late David Bowie. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the “David Bowie is” exhibit has finally arrived in New York City for it’s last stop on a five year tour. When the exhibit opened in 2013 it’s intention was to “explore the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades.“ At the time, there were about 300 objects featured along with personal items such as storyboards, Bowie’s sketches, diary entries, and musical scores.
Now, the phenomenal exhibit will feature roughly 400 objects from the David Bowie Archive including his handwritten lyric sheets, videos, photographs, original album art, and costumes. It will follow his life from young adulthood into the icon he became.
“David Bowie is” opens to the public today at the Brooklyn Museum and will present visitors with an “immersive, multimedia installation that includes continuous audio along with projected animation and video.” Any and all fans of David Bowie absolutely must visit this exhibit during it’s time in NYC.
A few things you can expect to see: 60 custom-made performance costumes, 85 handwritten lyric sheets, and “40 pioneering music videos, television clips, and filmed roles as well as a multimedia presentation of international tour footage with rare scenes from the legendary Diamond Dogs tour.”
Be sure to get tickets and head over as soon as you get a chance to! “David Bowie is” will run until July 15. Here’s a sneak peek of the exhibit:
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