‘Mad Men’ Exhibit Coming to Museum of the Moving Image
By Ilija Sekulovski
The show has just set course on its final season – and the Museum of the Moving Image is bringing an exhibit to the neighborhood in honor of the acclaimed series.
If you’ve never seen it, Mad Men is set in 1960s New York, and follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell.
AMC’s award-winning drama Mad Men made history as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in four consecutive years. Created by Emmy and Golden Globe-winning executive producer Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, Mad Men has riveted audiences with the seductive and intriguing world of Sterling Cooper & Partners. This season, the series’ breakout ensemble cast continues to captivate as they grapple with an uncertain new reality.
Created by Emmy and Golden Globe winning executive producer Matthew Weiner, Mad Men is anchored by an award-winning ensemble cast, including Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser,Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jessica Paré, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka,Jay Ferguson, and Christopher Stanley.
The Premise: The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper (Hamm), the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency. As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. The series also depicts authentically the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960s traditional family values.
The exhibition will kick off on March 14th, and will be called, “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men.” It will feature large scale sets that museum-goers can explore, including Don Draper’s office, and the Draper kitchen. There will also be costumes, props, advertising art, video clips, and personal notes and research material from Weiner.
Weiner himself will be appearing at the Museum on March 20th to discuss the creation and production of the award winning series.