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A 'Mad Men' Exhibit Is Coming To Fulfill Your '60s Dreams

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Though we'll still have to patiently await the clock to strike 10pm on Sunday, April 5th for the series to return for the final half of its last season (not like we're counting or anything), a new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image is about to seriously help us pass the time. Matthew Weiner's Mad Men, debuting March 14th, will explore the creative process behind the show's production and include large-scale sets, costumes, props, video clips, advertising art, and original research material.

Things we can expect to see, according to Gothamist: Don's office, the Draper kitchen (the original, egregiously plaid-wallpapered one), Joan's red dress from the Sterling Cooper Draper Price holiday party, Megan's "Zou Bisou Bisou" dress, and Don Draper's super-secret box.

There'll also be a section devoted entirely to the show's origin, including film clips and books that inspired the story—even pages from Weiner's screenplay The Horseshoe, from which Don Draper originated—as well as an installation about the writing process.


And, to coincide with the exhibition, on March 20th Matthew Weiner will kick off a ten-film series called Required Viewing: Mad Men's Movie Influences with a conversation about the show's creation and production. The series continues through April 26th with screenings of films that inspired the show, including The Apartment and Les Bonnes Femmes.

You'll have until June 14th to see the exhibit, at which Megan-esque attire is purely optional, but very, very highly suggested.

Museum of the Moving Image

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