“The ticket’s in my hand”
Tickets for David Bowie Is at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago go on general public sale today at 10 am CST.
Individual tickets are $25 for adults and teens, $10 youth age 7–12, and free for children 6 and under. Price includes admission to see the rest of the museum.
Because the exhibition is ticketed by time, people need to select a date and time for a ticket to be issued. Tickets are sold in half-hour slots ending two hours before the museum closes for the day.
Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling the MCA Bowie Hotline at 312.397.4068 during museum hours.
David Bowie is was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago from September 23, 2014 to January 4, 2015.
Keep reading for more special Bowie-related events during the exhibition’s run in Chicago.
MCA TALKS | Bowie
MCA Talk: Bryan Ferry and Michael Bracewell
Wednesday, September 17, 6 pm, tickets $5
Renowned singer, musician, and songwriter Bryan Ferry joins writer and curator Michael Bracewell, author of Roxy Music: Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, Art, Ideas and Fashion, to discuss fame, music, and creative inspiration in anticipation of the exhibition David Bowie Is.
MCA Talk: Curating Bowie
Sunday, September 21, 1 pm, tickets $10
David Bowie Is curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London preview the exhibition, which opens September 23, and discuss Bowie’s life and work.
MCA Talk: Todd Haynes and Sandy Powell on Glam Rock
Sunday, October 5, 3 pm, tickets $10
Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell and Oscar-nominated director Todd Haynes discuss movie-making, glam rock, and David Bowie. Haynes and Powell collaborated on the film Velvet Goldmine (1998) starring Christian Bale and Ewan McGregor in a tribute to the 1970s glam rock era, drawing on the histories and mythologies of David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop.
MCA Talk: Simon Critchley Panel Discussion
Friday, November 7, 2 pm, tickets $5
Bowie, a new book by Simon Critchley, Chair of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York, combines personal narratives of Bowie’s life with meditations on identity while exploring Bowie’s songs. Critchley and panelists from a variety of disciplines discuss the singer’s life and music.
MCA Talk: Kevin Barnes on David Bowie
Thursday, November 20, 6 pm, tickets $10
Kevin Barnes is the singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist for the indie rock band of Montreal. Barnes performs a selection of David Bowie covers and discusses the impact Bowie has on his work.
MCA LIVE | Bowie
MCA Live: Covering Bowie
Select Tuesdays, 6-8pm, free for Illinois residents or with museum admission
Throughout the exhibition run of David Bowie Is, local Chicago musicians cover Bowie songs and albums.
September 23: White Mystery Covers Bowie
October 7: Tim Kinsella Covers Hunky Dory
November 4: ONO Covers Bowie
MCA FAMILY DAY | Bowie
MCA Family Day: Dare
Saturday, October 11, 11 am – 3 pm, free for families with children ages 12 and under
Inspired by David Bowie, families explore risk and chance with bold and daring art activities.
MCA Family Day: Changes
Saturday, November 8, 11 am – 3 pm, free for families with children ages 12 and under
Inspired by David Bowie, families explore transformation, change, and different points-of-view.
MCA STAGE | Bowie
David Bowie Variety Hour
September 26–27, tickets $20; students $10
MCA Stage presents an eclectic combination of Chicago performers celebrating David Bowie. Curated by Jyldo and accompanied by Nick Davio’s house band, the program features Chicago club and stage stars, including BAATHHAUS, Chicago Tap Theatre, BOOM CRACK! Dance Company, dance tribute queen Kasey Foster, and LADY/WATCH.
Michael Clark Company: come, been and gone
October 25–27, 2014, tickets $28; students $10
In his first Chicago appearance, British choreographer Michael Clark presents this critically acclaimed production performed primarily to the music of David Bowie. One of the most influential dance artists of his time, Clark creates work that combines classical ingenuity with an experimental sensibility, exploring contrasting themes of virtue and vice, abandon and control, grace and embarrassment. Clark collaborated with pioneer dance filmmaker and video artist Charles Atlas on the production’s lighting design.
Tickets $20; students $10 (each performance is ticketed separately)
Chicago musicians re-create three of David Bowie’s classic albums in this performance series.
November 15: Bobby Conn - Wearing glitter and high heels, Bobby Conn plays Station to Station, channelling Bowie’s Thin White Duke persona.
November 21: Jon Langford and Sally Timms - Jon Langford and Sally Timms, former collaborators in the post-punk band The Mekons, reunite to perform Bowie love songs, including Modern Love.
November 22: Disappears - The indie rock band Disappears re-creates the studio album Low, bringing to light Bowie’s first collaboration with Brian Eno.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS | Bowie
David Bowie Tribute Concert at Daley Plaza
Tuesday, September 23, noon - 1 pm
Celebrating the opening day of the David Bowie Is exhibition at the MCA, WXRT, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the MCA present a concert on Daley Plaza featuring the Sons of the Silent Age, the leading David Bowie cover band. Sons of the Silent Age, led by Chris Connelly (Ministry and the Revolting Cocks) and Matt Walker (Morrissey and Smashing Pumpkins), honors the music and aesthetic of David Bowie in their impressive selection of songs taken from the eclectic and extensive canon of David Bowie.