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Massive ‘Mad Men’ exhibit to be on display at Museum of Moving Image


Feb. 19, 2015 By Michael Florio

To mark the final season of Mad Men, the Museum of Moving image is bringing a piece of 1950s Madison Ave. to Queens.

The Museum of Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave) will be launching a Mad Men exhibit on March 14 that will include large-scale sets, costumes, props and video clips of the show.

”Mad Men is much more than a popular television series,” said Barbara Miller, the Museum’s Curator of the Collection and Exhibitions. “It has become a cultural touchstone inspiring a renewed interest in a critical time in the country’s history.”

Draper's kitchen

Draper’s kitchen

The exhibit will feature large scale sets of main character Don Draper’s office and kitchen. It will have over 25 iconic costumes, including Don Draper’s suit, Joan Holloway’s red dress from a holiday party and Megan Draper’s “Zou Bisou Bisou” dress.

Key props from the series will be on display, including Don Draper’s box with objects that reveal his true identity.

Matthew Weiner, the show’s creator, writer and executive producer, will be at the museum on March 20, to discuss the creation and production of the show.

The exhibit will also give fans the opportunity to go behind the scenes, featuring key elements of the writers’ room where Weiner and his team crafted story ideas and scripts for the series. There will be index cards and white boards with story notes from the first episodes of season seven.

Along with Weiner’s story notes, there will be a section of work that influenced his writing, such as a selection from his personal book collection.

There will also be screenings of Weiner’s earlier work, called Required Viewing: Mad Men’s Movie Influences, which feature ten-films curated by Weiner. The Required Viewing films will be screened from March 14 to April 26.

The entire exhibit runs from March 14 through June 14.

Tickets: $25 public

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