While the Film Society of Lincoln Center has a week of free "Breaking Bad" marathon screenings set for July 26-30, over in Queens, the Museum of the Moving Image is planning its own salute to the ending AMC drama.
The Museum will be home to a new exhibit, "From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White's Transformation in 'Breaking Bad,'" scheduled to run from July 26 through October 27th. The exhibit will feature costumes (including Walt's pork pie hat and his tighty-whities from the pilot), props (the pink teddy bear, Walt Whitman’s "Leaves of Grass") and videos from the series, including clips and behind-the-scenes footage.
In addition, the Museum will be holding a special event on July 28th: "Making 'Bad': An Evening with Vince Gilligan," in which the series creator and showrunner will talk about the creation and evolution of the series and of Walt's character. Tickets are $20 for the public and $12 for museum members.
“We are thrilled to present material from this extraordinary and compelling television series, appropriately located in the ‘Actor’ section of the Museum's core exhibition, Behind the Screen. The exhibit explores how Breaking Bad’s filmmakers used a variety of visual cues to convey Walter White’s transformation, including shifts in costume color palette and a series of symbolic props, and features many of the key costumes and props that helped communicate White’s character development over the course of the series,” said Barbara Miller, who organized the Breaking Bad exhibit.
Breaking Bad returns for its final eight episodes on August 11 at 9:00pm.