The Art Gallery Of Ontario is getting another star-studded exhibit. The Toronto gallery announced that the official David Bowie exhibit will be making its way to Canada and showing from September 25 to November 27.
David Bowie Is, the exhibit currently being shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, features more than 300 objects from the iconic singer's private archive.
From the AGO's press release:
Acclaimed by the New York Times as “united in sound and vision in a way rarely seen in a museum,” David Bowie is marks the first international exhibition devoted to the British-born musician and performer (born David Robert Jones in 1947), who has sold more than 140 million albums to date throughout his genre-defying career. Organized thematically, the show immerses visitors in a spectacular and interactive trip through Bowie’s numerous personae and legendary performances, with particular attention paid to his artistic influences. His experiments with Surrealism, German Expressionism, Music Hall, mime and Japanese Kabuki performance are all explored in an explosion of colour, light and sound.
The V & A show has broken audience records, with some 50,000 advanced tickets sold to the show, reports Reuters.
This is not the first time that the AGO has worked with a rock and roll icon. Earlier this year, the gallery staged an exhibit and performance by punk pioneer Patti Smith.
Check out some images from the Victoria and Albert exhibit: