2001: A Space Odyssey exhibition to open at The Museum of Moving Image, New York

2001: A Space Odyssey exhibition to open at The Museum of Moving Image, New York

Last month we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and last year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese and all of us at Film and Furniture have often cited 2001: A Space Odyssey as being one of our favourite films of all time. We were therefore very interested to hear that New York’s Museum of the Moving Image will be honouring this masterpiece by staging an exhibition titled simply “Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’”. This act of devotion to one of the most influential pieces of filmmaking will open on January 18, 2020.

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2001: A Space Odyssey

The 1968 film, directed by Kubrick and developed in collaboration with writer Arthur C. Clarke, depicts the fraught relationship between humanity and technology, using pioneering special effects. The exhibition will include original artifacts from international collections and from the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London, as well as from the Museum’s own collection. 

In addition to exploring Kubrick’s influences, his obsessive research, and his innovative production process, the exhibition will look at the film’s widespread influence on cinema, design, painting, architecture, and advertising.  

Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick on set

Throughout its six-month run at MoMI, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey will be accompanied by a wide variety of screenings, public programmes with guest speakers, and specially themed workshops, tours, special events, and more.

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    Space Odyssey

    Director: Stanley Kubrick

    “At last!  The dense, intense, detailed, and authoritative saga of the making of the greatest motion picture I’ve ever seen, 2001: A Space Odyssey.  I now have reason to see Kubrick’s ‘proverbial “really good” science fiction movie’ another 200 times.  Michael Benson has done the Cosmos a great service.” (Tom Hanks)

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Advance tickets will go on sale in September, with a pre-sale window for Museum members. Click here for information about membership and to join.

Film and Furniture's own Djinn chair in the Filmmuseum, Frankfurt
Film and Furniture’s Djinn chair in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Filmmuseum, Frankfurt

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was organised by the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in Frankfurt am Main (where the exhibition debuted in 2018 featuring our very own Djinn chair as a key exhibit), supported by the Stanley Kubrick Archive at University of the Arts London, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., and Stanley Kubrick Film Archives LLC. 

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