"David Bowie Is" exhibit adds two days to Brooklyn Museum run
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on June 19, 2018
Good news for David Bowie fans who live in the New York area or are planning to visit soon: The Brooklyn Museum of Art has added two viewing days for its David Bowie Is exhibit, on Monday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 10. The expansive exhibit that salutes the influential rocker’s multifaceted career closes on July 15.
“David Bowie Is” features more than 300 items from the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s archives, spanning his teenage years to his death at age 69 in January 2016. They include stage costumes, instruments, handwritten set lists and lyrics, personal sketches, set designs, diary entries and more.
The exhibition, which debuted in London in March of 2013, opened at Brooklyn Museum on March 2, after visiting 11 other cities. This Wednesday, June 20, the Brooklyn Museum is expecting the exhibit’s two millionth overall visitor to the exhibit.
That lucky attendee will be presented with an exclusive package that includes a signed lithograph of a Bowie self-portrait used on the cover of his 1995 album Outside, a limited-edition David Bowie Is book, a pair of high-quality headphones and more.
Meanwhile, a special New York edition of the David Bowie Is book, which features images of items and displays that are featured in the exhibit, is available for purchase now. Only 1000 copies of the limited-edition hardcover book have been produced. This version comes packaged with a 32-page book offering images specifically related to the Brooklyn Museum display, which will be the final stop of the touring exhibit.
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