Brooklyn Museum to host David Bowie dance party

The Brooklyn Museum will be the final stop on the world tour of the critically acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The exhibition is the first retrospective of the extraordinary five decade career of David Bowie—one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. Curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh from the Department of Theatre and Performance at the V&A, David Bowie is explores the creative process of an artist whose sustained reinventions, innovative collaborations, and bold characterizations revolutionized the way we see music, inspired people to shape their own identities while also challenging social traditions.

On view from March 2 to July 15, 2018, David Bowie is will include never-before-seen objects and work exclusive to the Brooklyn Museum presentation.

The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Matthew Yokobosky, Director of Exhibition Design, Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition is made possible with the lead sponsorship of Spotify.

“Since David Bowie is left the V&A, London in August 2013, nearly 1.8 million visitors have flocked to see the exhibition as it has travelled around the world, a testament to Bowie’s depth, breadth and worldwide reach and the public’s interest in the processes of creation behind such a uniquely influential performer. Bowie himself left England in 1974 to eventually settle in America, so 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,” said Victoria Broackes, Curator, V&A.

“With mainstream appeal and yet an avant-garde heart, David Bowie was one of the most original artists of our times. He challenged the status quo and continually took us on new musical explorations with his forward thinking and groundbreaking presentations. David Bowie continues to be the apex for many artists in wide ranging disciplines,” said Matthew Yokobosky, Director of Exhibition Design, Brooklyn Museum.

The Brooklyn Museum is organising an exciting series of programmes to coincide with the David Bowie is exhibition – including a Night of 1,000 Bowies – a dance party in partnership with Bushwick’s House of Yes. The event will include DJs playing throughout the night and live performances paying tribute to the many faces of Bowie. The party is on Friday, May 18 from 8 to 11pm. Tickets are $10 and will be on sale soon.

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