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Mad Men live forever at Museum of the Moving Image

By Jaz Joyner

Fans of Mad Men are privy to a first-class lesson on the style, sexism and grit of the 1960s advertising life. A show this iconic obviously needs commemoration, so how's this for immortalizing the series: An exhibit soon to open at the Museum of the Moving Image, titled Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men, will examine the elaborate creative process behind the show. The exhibit, which runs March 14–June 14, features detailed sets (like the Draper kitchen and the Don's infamous office), more than 25 of the show's iconic costumes, components of the writer's room and some of Weiner's personal notes and research.  

To get insight into the show directly from the horse's mouth, stop by the exhibit on March 20, when Weiner will make a cameo for a conversation about the production of Mad Men. The talk is followed by a month-long movie series that will show films that Weiner says greatly influenced his conception of the show, like The Apartment and The Americanization of Emily. In May, there will also be discussions about how the world of advertising has changed over the years.

After the exhibit ends, many of the costumes and props from the show will be kept by the museum for permanent display. So don't worry, Mad Men fans. Your favorite savvy, sexy drama will officially live forever.


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