PHOTO: David Bowie Is exhibit is now historically popular. (Photo courtesy Instagram/ Victoria and Albert Museum)
Well before his untimely and tragic passing, David Bowie’s legacy proved to be an immensely popular draw for a touring exhibition.
BBC.com reports David Bowie Is – a rotating exhibition of Bowie’s work – just surpassed 1.5 million visitors for London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
The museum, whose previous successful exhibit was the Art Deco exhibition that drew about 1.17 million visitors, celebrated the fact by posting the following image to Instagram:
The caption reads: “We are delighted to announce today that we have had over 1.5 million visitors to our landmark David Bowie Is exhibition, making it the most-visited show in the Museum’s 164-year history.”
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You can find out more on the exhibit at the David Bowie Is website, which offers a glimpse into the various items you can enjoy if you are fortunate enough to become part of the droves of fans who have seen the touring display.
The fun and education started back in 2013, which is when over 300,000 fans flocked to the initial opening in London.
Since that time David Bowie Is has done much of what Bowie had done with his own music and has delivered a captivating show across the world.
One such museum to get the exhibit was the Netherlands’ Groninger Museum. Its director, Dr. Andreas Bluhm, explains what it was like to house Bowie’s legacy:
All good things come to an end, as the report states the touring exhibit will culminate in with a stop in Barcelona next May.
As its website explains, “David Bowie is explored the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades.”
The rock legend, who exemplified eclectic appeal and an ever-evolving catalog, died in January.
However, as this record illustrates, his ability to inspire musical curiosity continues, and will do so long after the exhibition closes.