The traveling exhibition’s final stop will be at the Brooklyn Museum in March
“David Bowie Is,” has been breaking attendance records since its first opening in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and its final stop will be in New York at the Brooklyn Museum. Opening March 2 and running through July 15, the show’s incarnations have included as many as 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archives — album covers, over 60 costumes, diary entries, handwritten lyrics, and more.
The show covers Bowie’s extensive career, from his childhood experimenting with music through (in some versions of the exhibit) his death in 2016. The New York City edition will have “never-before-seen objects and work exclusive to the Brooklyn Museum presentation,” Consequence of Sound reports.
When the show opened at the Victoria & Albert museum, it was the most visited exhibit in the museum’s history. “David Bowie Is” also made stops at the Museum of Modern Art in Bologne, the Barcelona Design Museum, and in Tokyo at the Warehouse TERRADA. In 1999, Artnews reports, Bowie became the subject of controversy as one of several donors who had funded the museum’s notorious exhibition “Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection.
“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.