David Bowie Retrospective Coming to Chicago Museum

David Bowie Photo: MCA Chicago

Look out Chicago! David Bowie is coming. His retrospective “David Bowie Is”, which was so popular while on display at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum that people actually attempted to sell counterfeit tickets, will arrive at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago on September 23.  Tickets went on sale August 7, and if history is doomed to repeat itself, we don’t recommend wasting any time to purchase.

The retrospective, which is pop icon’s first, will feature over 400 objects including handwritten lyrics, costumes, photography, set designs, album art, rare performance material, and other assorted ephemera spanning Bowie’s otherworldly life and career. The infamous 1962 Ziggy Stardust bodysuits will be on display, along with 60 other glittering stage costumes. According to MCA Chicago’s website, the exhibit will also include “Multimedia installations incorporating advanced sound technology produced by Sennheiser, original animations, continuous audio accompaniment, and video installations,” so that you can hear Bowie like you’ve never heard him before.

Currently MCA Chicago is the only planned US venue for the show, which will run from September 23, 2014—January 4, 2015.


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