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Museum Extends 'David Bowie Is...' Exhibit Hours

By  Mauricio Peña and Ted Cox | November 25, 2014 3:04pm 

 An MCA visitor checks out the "Diamond Dogs" display in "David Bowie Is."
An MCA visitor checks out the "Diamond Dogs" display in "David Bowie Is."
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STREETERVILLE — David Bowie fans, your insatiable appetite has been acknowledged: the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago will let visitors roam and "gaze a gazeless stare" at the David Bowie exhibit a little bit longer.

Starting this week, the Museum of Contemporary Art has extended its holiday hours on Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. In addition, the exhibit will remain open until 10 p.m. on Sundays, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4.

That's an additional four hours to get your Bowie fix.

The Bowie exhibit, which includes archival photos, original costumes, handwritten lyrics and rare performance videos pulled from David Bowie's archive, opened its doors on Sept. 23 and runs through Jan. 4.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is the only U.S. institution to show the "David Bowie Is" exhibit. It highlights the artistic influences he drew upon to create his various rock and roll personae, from Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke and beyond.

"He was actually working it all out way before other people," said Geoffrey Marsh, curator of the original exhibit that opened a year ago at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

MCA curator Michael Darling said it's a perfect fit for the museum, in that it examines Bowie's "interdisciplinary" approach, incorporating music, performance, theater, photography, video and fashion.

"It's not just a show about a rock star," he said.

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