Astoria, Queens based Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) is partnering up with AMC Networks for a major TWD exhibit named ‘Living with The Walking Dead’.
AMC Networks and the Museum of the Moving Image announced their third collaboration today, following MoMI’s Breaking Bad (2013) & Mad Men (2015) exhibits. ‘Living with The Walking Dead’, which is opening at MoMI on June 25, 2022, will explore key aspects of the show’s origins, production, and impact.
The exhibition will be accompanied by multiple series screenings and other public events over a six-month span, closing on January 1, 2023.
Carl Goodman, MoMI Executive Director, on the Living with The Walking Dead exhibit:
“It’s wonderful to be once again partnering with AMC Networks, this time to present an exhibition devoted to the long-running original series The Walking Dead.
More than just a television show, it is a cultural phenomenon that is adored by legions of fans, who celebrate the innovative, engaging, and immersive world that its makers have built, and for its diverse cast of characters.
The exhibition will bleed outward from our temporary exhibitions gallery and into our theaters, classrooms, and other public spaces.”
Dan McDermott, President of Entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks:
“Over 11 seasons and 177 episodes, The Walking Dead has built a vibrant and massive global fan following, becoming one of the most beloved franchises in television.
We’re delighted to work with MoMI on an exhibition and lineup of events to commemorate this beloved series’ historic run, the immensely talented creative team, cast, and crew who brought it to life, and give this incredible fanbase a new and exciting way to experience their favorite show.”
The planned TWD museum exhibit according to MoMI:
“The exhibition Living with The Walking Dead, in the Museum’s third-floor changing exhibitions gallery, will probe the issues at the heart of the series: the related threats of the murderous undead and the collapse of the social order.
It will explore the cinematic and literary antecedents of The Walking Dead, including its origin in Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, and present the unique innovations that the AMC Networks series has contributed, with its wide-ranging story of survival, diverse cast of characters, and devoted legion of fans.
The exhibition will include original costumes and props, concept art, storyboards, scripts, and a wealth of prosthetic makeup material.
Created by Special Effects Makeup Supervisor and Executive Producer Greg Nicotero and his team at the award-winning KNB EFX studios, the special effects makeup transformed legions of cast members into vividly realized undead walkers, largely using practical effects.”
– Queens’ MoMI Museum previously partnered with AMC Networks on the exhibitions Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men (2015) and From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in Breaking Bad (2013).
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– Discuss your TWD theories in our brand new Walking Dead Forum!