Expansive David Bowie Exhibit Rocking Berlin

3.3.2014

By Neal Broverman

The sexually ambiguous artist gets his due in Berlin, a city he loved.

Simply titled "David Bowie," a new retrospective on the rock god arrives at Berlin's Martin-Gropius Building in May.

The exhibit features 300 artifacts, including original costumes, set designs, instruments, and handwritten lyrics. The multimedia show, curated by London's Victoria and Albert Museum, already showed in London, Toronto, and Sao Paolo, but is expecting a big reaction in Berlin. The artist spent formative years in the German capital, writing three of his groundbreaking albums there — Low, Heroes, and Lodger. All the albums were inspired by West Berlin's rich culture.

The exhibit premieres May 20 at Martin-Gropius, an exhibit hall first erected in 1877, and closes in August. Click here for more info.

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