CHICAGO (CBS) — As the music world mourns the death of trailblazing rock star David Bowie, the Museum of Contemporary Art was celebrating the life of the musician who proved to be their biggest draw.
Bowie died overnight after an 18-month battle with cancer, just two days after his 69th birthday, and the release of his latest album, ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”).
An exhibition “David Bowie Is” was the most popular attraction ever at the Museum of Contemporary Art, when it brought 200,000 visitors to the museum between September 2014 and January 2015.
“He cared so much about his appearance, and his costumes, and videos, and concerts,” MCA chief curator Michael Darling said. “All of that was very artful, so it really lent itself to an exhibition.”