Museums have been seeing some Hollywood treatments lately. The Newseum in Washington, D.C. will be hosting an exhibit based on the movie Anchorman, the Cleveland Museum of Art helped in the filming of Captain America, and now the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens will see some pop culture of its own. The institution will be holding an exhibit on AMC's Breaking Bad.
Debuting later the month, show will feature costumes, props, and video from the television series. "From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in Breaking Bad," will be shown July 26 through October. The exhibit will highlight the lead character's transformation into an increasingly amoral person over the course of the series. The show's creator Vince Gilligan will even appear at the museum on July 28.
Barbara Miller, the museum's curator of the collection and exhibitions, went further on AMC's website:
"We are thrilled to present material from this extraordinary and compelling television series, appropriately located in the 'Actor' section of the Museum's core exhibition, Behind the Screen. 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."