“David Bowie Is,” a record-breaking exhibition that provides an intimate look at the singer’s career through artifacts, artwork and videos, is to be shown at the Brooklyn Museum, from March 2 to July 15.
The exhibition opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2013, becoming the most-visited show in the museum’s history. It has traveled to cities all over the world and has been seen by over 1.8 million people. Organizers say the Brooklyn Museum will be the final stop.
“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,” Victoria Broackes, curator of the exhibition (along with Geoffrey Marsh) for the Victoria and Albert Museum, said in a statement.
The exhibition includes more than 300 objects collected from Bowie’s teenage years through his death last year; archivists spent several years organizing and culling from a 75,000-piece collection. Objects include set designs, photography, rare performance videos and stage costumes — like bodysuits from the “Ziggy Stardust” tour in 1972 and a coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the “EART HL I NG” album cover in 1997. Some will artifacts will be new and exclusive to the Brooklyn Museum, including musical scores and handwritten set lists. Bowie’s music will play on speakers and headphones throughout the show.
Priority access tickets are now available at showclix.com.