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18 Jun 2018

David Bowie exhibition breaks 2 million visitor mark
BY Tom Anstey

Since its arrival at the Brooklyn Museum – the exhibition's final stop – more than 180,000 visitors have come through its doors

Since its arrival at the Brooklyn Museum – the exhibition's final stop – more than 180,000 visitors have come through its doors

As it nears its curtain call, the travelling David Bowie is exhibition has hit a major landmark, welcoming its 2 millionth visitor this month.

Currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, US, the show – which offers a look at the five-decade career of the iconic musician – has been breaking visitor attendance records since it debuted in 2013 at London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Following the singer's death in January 2015, the spectacle took on new meaning, with demand seeing the tour extended through to the end of July 2018, travelling to 11 different venues around the world.

Since its arrival at the Brooklyn Museum – the exhibition's final stop – more than 180,000 visitors have come through its doors, making David Bowie is the highest selling exhibition in the institution's history. Debuting in Brooklyn on 2 March earlier this year, it is one of the largest exhibitions the museum has ever hosted and includes iconic costumes and video footage.

Curated by the V&A, the show has significantly passed its most successful touring exhibitions, with the closest being Art Deco, which received 1.17 million visitors, and Vivienne Westwood, which welcomed 844,000 people. Now topping 2 million visits, the final figure will be released following the conclusion of David Bowie is on 15 July.




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