NEW YORK ADVENTURES: THE MOMA’S TIM BURTON EXHIBIT

Me and a friend in the MoMA lobby

The highlight of my trip to New York was visiting the recently opened Tim Burton exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (11 W. 53rd St.). Curated by Ron Magliozzi, the exhibit — which runs until April 26, 2010 — is a comprehensive compendium of Burton ephemera, from childhood schoolwork to paintings and scribbles through to models and costumes from all his films (the angora sweater from Ed Wood! the Edward Scissorhands outfit!) and video installations displaying early animations and TV work. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that such a creative, strange mind has been so successful in the mainstream, but this collection just goes to prove that even weirdos like Tim Burton cannot be denied if they’re good enough.

Here are a few examples of what you can expect from the exhibit:

A pre-production watercolour from Mars Attacks

Blue Girl with Wine painting, c. 1997

Photo of Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas

And here is Burton talking about his career and the exhibit:

Look for a Q&A with curator Ron Magliozzi in a future posting. Canadian fans will be pleased to know that the exhibit will be coming to Toronto in November 2010.

For more information, go to http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/313.

One Response to “NEW YORK ADVENTURES: THE MOMA’S TIM BURTON EXHIBIT”

  1. Ohhhh this is so amazing. I hope I get to see this!

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