To celebrate David Bowie Is exhibit's arrival in the Brooklyn Museum, New York City is paying tribute to the late singer-songwriter.
David Bowie MetroCards
On Tuesday, April 17, the New York City Subway announced a line of special MetroCards that will bear images of the late music icon. Only 250,000 of these special commemorative cards will be printed.
I'm dropping out of school to become a transit card collector (u can get the bowie metrocards at Broadway/lafayette they're $6.50 bc they have a 2 ride minimum) A post shared by cordelia (@champagne_popeyes) on Apr 16, 2018 at 10:10pm PDT
This is not the first time that the Metropolitan Transport Authority is switching up its signature style in favor of another design. Last year, the MTA released a widely popular line of Supreme subway cards that were resold for up to $999.97 on the online marketplace eBay.
To acquire a copy of the Bowie MetroCards, fans can head over to the Broadway-Lafayette station or the Bleecker St. station. In another tweet, the MTA noted that all five designs will be randomly distributed at station booths and vending machines.
Rail Control to Major Tom: David Bowie branded MetroCards, created by @Spotify, are now available at the Broadway-Lafayette and Bleecker St stations. We’ve printed 250,000 cards, featuring 5 iconic images from the David Bowie exhibit @BrooklynMuseum. Drop by anytime to get yours. — NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) April 17, 2018
David Bowie Exhibit
David Bowie Is exhibit, which features costumes, sound items, video, art, and more, chronicles the decades of the British singer-songwriter's entire music career. The exhibit has been in existence since 2013, well before his death in 2016. It was showcased in several locations across the world and makes its final stop in Brooklyn Museum this month.
"Organized with unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal archive, this exhibition explores the creative process of an artist whose sustained reinventions, innovative collaborations, and bold characterizations revolutionized the way we see music, inspiring people to shape their own identities while challenging social traditions," the exhibit's description reads.
According to the Brooklyn Museum's website, the exhibit features about 400 objects taken directly from Bowie's personal archive. Loyal fans will be able to see and recognize some of 60 original costumes from the Ziggy Stardust era to Aladdin Sane. Lyric sheets in his handwriting will also be on display.
The exhibit promises to offer a peek at his creative process, from his teenage years to his last twenty years.
Bowie was born in London, but he also lived in the Soho district in New York City for quite some time. A final stop at the Brooklyn Museum seems like a fitting final bow for the exhibit.
David Bowie Is will be hosted by the Brooklyn Museum until July 15.