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The Archer, Station to Station tour, 1976 | © John Robert Rowlands
The Archer, Station to Station tour, 1976 | © John Robert Rowlands
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The Brooklyn Museum Announces a Landmark David Bowie Exhibition Next Year

Picture of Rachel Gould
Art & Design Editor
Updated: 16 October 2017

In March 2018, David Bowie is is coming to the Brooklyn Museum. The critically acclaimed exhibition will end its five-year international tour with a grand New York City finale, in which 400 objects from the David Bowie Archive will go on view until the summer.

The Brooklyn Museum has announced that landmark traveling exhibition David Bowie is will make its final stop in New York City next year.

Striped bodysuit for the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973. Design by Kansai Yamamoto | © Masayoshi Sukita / The David Bowie Archive

Striped bodysuit for the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973. Design by Kansai Yamamoto | © Masayoshi Sukita / The David Bowie Archive

Predominantly comprised of objects from the David Bowie Archive, David Bowie is follows “Bowie’s creative process from his teenage years in England through his last twenty years, when he resided in New York City,” according to the museum’s website.

The celebrated exhibition will present over 60 couture costumes, photographs, music videos, television and film clips, as well as 85 handwritten lyric sheets, album cover sketches and oil paintings by the man himself. All of these components will be accompanied by what the museum describes as an “immersive multimedia installation that includes continuous audio along with projected animation and video.”

The exhibition will explore Bowie’s unprecedented creativity, from his unparalleled personal style to his penchant for breaking musical and cultural boundaries.

David Bowie is will open on March 2, 2017, and run until July 15, 2018 at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238.