'Breaking Bad' Exhibit Coming to Museum of the Moving Image

By Jeanmarie Evelly on July 11, 2013 12:59pm 

 A new exhibit coming to the Museum of the Moving Image explores the Walter White, the lead character on AMC's "Breaking Bad," played by actor Bryan Cranston.
A new exhibit coming to the Museum of the Moving Image explores the Walter White, the lead character on AMC's "Breaking Bad," played by actor Bryan Cranston.
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ASTORIA — The small screen's favorite meth-making chemistry teacher is headed to Queens.

An exhibit on AMC's "Breaking Bad" will debut at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria later this month, featuring costumes, props, and video from the award-winning television series.

"From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in Breaking Bad," will open July 26 and be on view through October, and the show's creator Vince Gilligan will make a special appearance at the museum on July 28.

"We are thrilled to present material from this extraordinary and compelling television series," museum curator Barbara Miller said in a statement.

"Breaking Bad" chronicles the tales of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who starts producing crystal meth after learning he has inoperable lung cancer.

The exhibit will look at the lead character's evolution, as White becomes "increasingly amoral," over the course of the series, according to a press release.

"The exhibit explores how Breaking Bad’s filmmakers used a variety of visual cues to convey Walter White’s transformation, including shifts in costume color palette and a series of symbolic props, and features many of the key costumes and props that helped communicate White’s character development over the course of the series," Miller said in a statement.

Costumes from the show that will be featured in the exhibit include the briefs worn by White during his first meth-making session and the hazmat suit he wears in other scenes, plus episode props, including the pink teddy bear and Walt Whitman’s "Leaves of Grass."

The show — which begins its sixth and final season in August — has won a slew of awards, including three consecutive Best Actor Emmys for actor Bryan Cranston's portrayal of White.

Editor's Note: "From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in Breaking Bad," opens July 26 at the Museum of the Moving Image at 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria.

Museum admission is $12 for adults and $9 for seniors and students. "Making Bad: An Evening with Vince Gilligan" will take place July 28 at 7 p.m.; tickets will cost $20.

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