Don Draper’s Suits and Mad Men Sets at the Museum of the Moving Image
A new exhibition dedicated to the wildly popular TV series Mad Men is due to open at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens on March 14, the Observer reports.
Matthew Weiner, the show’s creator, drew his influences from art, literature, cinema, architecture, and photography to bring audiences a glimpse of life in 1950s and ’60s America by exploring the roots of the American advertising and marketing industries.
The exhibition is slated to include a wide variety of artifacts associated with the critically acclaimed show, from original film sets–including Don Draper’s office and the kitchen from the Drapers’ home–to some 25 costumes, props, and even original scripts.
In addition, the special exhibition will be accompanied by ten screenings of films curated by Weiner that inspired him in the making of the series. According to a statement on the Museum’s website, the feature films, which include American cinematic classics such as North by Northwest, Vertigo and The Apartment, “made a deep impression on him, and were required viewing for people working on the show.”
As part of the exhibition, the museum will also host An Evening with Matthew Weiner on March 20, in which the show’s creator will give a talk, followed by a conference on the advertising industry of the 1960s.
Matthew Weiner’s “Mad Men” runs from March 14 to June 14 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.
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