The exhibit "David Bowie is" will be opening at the AGO for its North American debut on September 27th and to celebrate they are having a bash to end all bashes! Here's the low down on that all all the rest of the Bowie-mania from their website:
From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, the AGO will reverberate with live music and costumed Bowie impersonators. Public tickets for the evening of the 25th have already sold out. But the first 200 people to arrive in Bowie costumes will receive free admission to the exhibition that night.
Two nights later, on Friday, Sept. 27, the AGO will stay up late as it hosts an epic opening party entitled David Bowie is Here from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Advance tickets are on sale now and include admission to the exhibit, with timed entry. Downstairs in Walker Court, the party rages on with music by DJs Luis Jacob and Odessa Paloma Parker, video tributes to the artist himself by Toronto new media artist Lorna Mills and an exhibition of memorabilia collected by Toronto artist Andrew Zealley and others. Tickets prices are $45 for the general public and $40 for AGO members. For more information on becoming an AGO member, please visit ago.net/membership.
The first block of single timed-entry tickets for David Bowie is are on sale now. Ticket prices are $21.50 for youth ages 17 and under, $26.50 for seniors and $30 for adults. Admission is FREE for AGO members and for children five and under. Tickets in the first block offer one-time admission to the exhibition from Sept. 25 to Oct. 20, 2013. The second block will go on sale at a later date, to be announced.
David Bowie is tickets are also available in a special combo package with the AGO’s critically acclaimed exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What? Combo tickets offer timed-entry access to any time slot for Ai Weiwei: According to What? and the first block of David Bowie is. Combo prices are $31.50 for youth ages 17 and under, $36.50 for seniors and $40 for adults.
Single tickets for David Bowie is and combo tickets can be booked in person, by phone at
(416) 979-6655 or online by visiting ago.net/david-bowie-is.
Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, co-curators for the David Bowie is exhibition, will give a public talk on Sept. 29 in Jackman Hall at the AGO. Beginning at 2 p.m., the V&A curators, both of who specialize in theatre and performance, will discuss the process of assembling the exhibition and working with archival materials. Tickets cost $12 for students, $20 for the public and $17 for members. Tickets are on sale now at ago.net.
On Nov. 23, glam rock and philanthropy collide for the AGO’s Bowie Bash, a gala fundraiser in support of exhibitions. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. with an exclusive viewing of the exhibition, this glittering event will feature signature cocktails and food stations created by the AGO's own Executive Chef, Jeff Dueck plus spectacular Bowie-inspired live entertainment and art installations. Tickets for this unforgettable event are on sale now at ago.net/bowie-bash. Tickets are $1,000 each or purchase a Bowie Bundle (10 tickets) for $10,000.
FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
In conjunction with David Bowie is, the AGO is launching its first Family Sunday of the season on Oct. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. This Bowie-inspired Family Sunday will feature costume-making stations, an all-day dance party, family karaoke, a musical tour of the AGO’s collections and more. Families are encouraged to attend in Bowie-themed attire. Family Sundays are included with regular Gallery admission.
Families can also stop by the Margaret & Jim Fleck Gallery to relax and engage with art-making, books and ideas in the Family Creativity Lounge. The AGO’s Weston Family Learning Centre provides families a dedicated area for art instruction and creative play. The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre is open to the AGO’s youngest visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
A 320-page colour catalogue, entitled David Bowie is, edited by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh and published by the V&A, accompanies the exhibition. It is available in softcover and hardcover editions for $45 and $62Visit shopAGO online at www.shop2.ago.net/store or call 416-979-6610 for more information.
David Bowie is was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. www.vam.ac.uk. In partnership with Holt Renfrew and RBC