The world-renowned exhibition dedicated to filmmaker Stanley Kubrick will open at London’s Design Museum in April 2019.
Visitors will have the chance to “get inside Stanley Kubrick’s head” in a huge exhibition that has toured the world, from Germany to South Korea, without ever visiting the filmmaker’s home country. But not for long! ‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’ is finally hitting UK soil, from April 26 to September 17.
Kubrick passed away in 1999 after a shining career (😏) lasting almost half a century. He directed some absolute classics, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and Dr Strangelove.
The exhibition has been curated by a long-time friend of Kubrick’s, alongside his brother-in-law, and will draw on the huge archive built up at Kubrick’s Hertfordshire home. His hometown of St. Albans is where he created the battlefields of Vietnam for Full Metal Jacket, an orbiting space station for 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as Dr Strangelove’s impressive War Room. This exhibition will be a truly unique opportunity to try and understand the genius’ brain.
Expect to see original props and costumes from the films, as well as some rare photographs. There’ll also be a chance to relive iconic scenes from The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut and A Clockwork Orange, and see objects on display for the first time in the UK. You’ll be taken on a truly epic journey through Kubrick’s mind, following his fascination with design and architecture, which influenced every single one of his films.
Some of the exhibits expected to feature include: the special camera lenses used to shoot the period drama Barry Lyndon by candlelight; sets from the 1980 classic, The Shining; and costumes designed by the Queen’s dressmaker Sir Hardy Amies.
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition will be at the Design Museum in London from April 26 until September 17, 2019. Get your tickets here.
Also published on Medium.