David Bowie is at the Brooklyn Museum is the most exciting, dynamic, and fascinating show you’ll see this year.
Here are some of the things you can see or hear at the exhibition:
“Highlights of the exhibition include more than 60 custom-made performance costumes…85 handwritten lyric sheets, including those from “Fame” and “Fashion”… drawings, including a sketch for the Young Americans album cover; and oil paintings, including two of musician Iggy Pop, all by Bowie…more than 40 pioneering music videos, television clips, and filmed roles as well as a multimedia presentation of international tour footage…custom audio mix made up of snippets of Bowie’s songs…”
—from the exhibition’s web page
The show originated at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, in 2013. Since then, it has been on a tour that took it to 10 cities on five continents. David Bowie is has been seen by more people than any other show in the V&A’s 166-year history.
It runs through 15 July 2018. This is the last stop of the tour, so once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Even if you can’t get to the exhibition itself, you can buy the David Bowie cotton tote bag ($10) or the lavishly illustrated David Bowie is exhibition catalogue ($45 softcover, $55 hardcover). All available at the Brooklyn Museum’s shop.
(Photography wasn’t allowed, so all these pictures are from the museum’s website.)