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'David Bowie Is' begins only U.S. show at MCA Tuesday

The striped bodysuit for David Bowie's “Aladdin Sane” tour in 1973 epitomizes the musicians's over-the-top glam period, explored in the “David Bowie Is” exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art starting Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Sep 19, 2014 6:31 AM

The biggest tour in the world of museum exhibits touches down in Chicago Tuesday for an extended stay. And it brings the energy and mass hysteria of David Bowie to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Yet somehow the groundbreaking exhibit “David Bowie Is” makes perfect sense for the MCA, spanning as it does photography, film, video, fashion, set design, preserved artifacts and, above all, the cult of the artist as a self-constructed commodity.

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