We are incredibly excited for the exhibition “David Bowie is” opening on March 2nd at the Brooklyn Museum! Bowie himself helped curate this show which includes over 400 items from his personal collection of art and memorabilia as well as costumes from various periods in his career including Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, accompanied by audio and visual projections.
Drawings, paintings and handwritten music and lyrics will also be on view adding an element of intimacy. According to the Brooklyn Museum’s website, the scope of the show covers his creative processes beginning from his teenage years, allowing viewers to observe the evolution of his ideas and gain inspiration from one of the greatest creative figures of all time.
And that’s not all…
In May, the Brooklyn Museum will also host a special event called “Night of 1000 Bowies.” This dance party will celebrate all of Bowie’s various incarnations with music from DJ’s and live performances and “encourages” partygoers to wear costumes inspired by the night’s theme. There will also be a makeup station for anyone who needs a little extra Bowie-izing on-site.
We already have our tickets being HUUUUGE Bowie fans. Our Founder, Sheila McKenna, designed a special Bowie inspired character look for The Makeup Show New York’s opening night event back in 2016. The makeup created on the mystery model, known only to this day as “David,” was created using Kett Hydro Proof Color Theory Makeup.
If you can’t wait until March to get your Bowie fix, check out some of these great books along with Sheila’s Top 10 favorite Bowie songs of all time:
“Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973” by legendary rock photographer Mick Rock who captured the early performances of Bowie in glorious full color photos.
“David Bowie: Any Day Now: The London Years” by Kevin Cann covers a larger span of his life, from birth to early stardom, and is a very detailed record of events in his career. A must-have for those who enjoy knowing specific dates and times of happenings and other facts about Bowie.
If you’re feeling like something more interactively creative, grab some crayons and have some fun with “David Bowie: Starman A Coloring Book” by Laura Coulman.
Sheila’s Top 10 Bowie Tracks:
I’m Afraid of Americans
Oh You Pretty Things
Sound and Vision
The Man Who Sold the World