After a tremendous run at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum where it was viewed by 300,000 people, the exhibition David Bowie Is… will move to cities around the world.
Joining the previously announced dates in Toronto are new runs in Sao Paulo, Chicago, Paris and Groningen, the Netherlands.
According to the museum, since the opening in March they have sold “over 46,000 exhibition books.”
“500 collector’s editions of the book, signed by David Bowie, sold out in 14 minutes online and in store. In addition 20,000 tote bags, 36,000 guitar picks, and 93,000 postcards created to accompany the exhibition.”
For those who weren’t able to attend, a special documentary on the exhibit will be broadcast to over 200 theaters across the U.K. on August 13.
V&A director Martin Roth said “David Bowie’s story is so much about his audience, and the audience response to this exhibition has been quite phenomenal. I would like to thank all the visitors who have gone to such great lengths to see this extraordinary exhibition. I hope many more people get to experience it on film across the UK on 13 August, and then as it tours to venues around the globe.”
The dates confirmed, so far, with more cities expected in the near future:
09/25/13 – 11/27/13 – Toronto, Canada – Art Gallery of Ontario
01/28/14 – 04/21/14 – Sao Paolo, Brazil – Museum of Image and Sound
09/14 – 01/15 – Chicago, IL, USA – Museum of Contemporary Art
03/02/15 – 05/31/15 – Paris, France – Philharmonie de Paris/Cite de la Musique
12/15/15 – 03/15/16 – Groningen, Netherlands – Groniger Museum
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