David Bowie is Visits New York City!

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The Brooklyn Museum is the final stop on the world tour of David Bowie is, a retrospective exhibition of Bowie’s life and work, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Highlights include more than sixty custom-made performance costumes, eighty-five handwritten lyric sheets, a trove of rare performance material, and art—including oil paintings by Bowie himself. 3D audio technology allows visitors to immerse themselves in Bowie’s creative process and output as they travel through the exhibition, hearing his music and words. It can’t bring Bowie back, but it sure beats the hell out of a hologram. For more information on the exhibition, which runs 3/2–7/15, and related public programs, head here.

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Image credit: Aladdin Sane contact sheet, 1973. Photo Duffy © Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive.


Allyson McCabe writes and produces stories about music for NPR, and her own subscription-based channel, Vanishing Ink. More from this author →