Breaking Bad fans have more more thing to rejoice about this month as the show has been introduced to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY as a special exhibit that will run through July 26 to October 27. The exhibit, From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White's Transformation in Breaking Bad, follows the transformation of the show's main character from his high school teacher day job to his career as an emperor of a methamphetamine empire.
The exhibit will feature costumes, props and video material in the museum's “Behind the Screen” section. A special guest at the exhibit during the opening weekend on Sunday will be Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad. Gilligan will present Making Bad: An Evening with Vince Gilligan. The program will feature “video clips about the evolution of White's character,” according to the event's website.
Some of the items on display are as listed:
Several costumes worn by Walter White [Bryan Cranston]: the yellow Oxford shirt and khaki pants typical of White's daily wear, the black pork pie hat, black jacket and pants, and green shirt favored by White's alias, Heisenberg; the briefs worn by White during his first methamphetamine-making session, and the hazmat suit, gas mask, apron, and boots used in subsequent “cooking” scenes.
Props include those relating to White's cancer treatment–pharmaceuticals, PET scan, strands of loose hair (the result of his chemotherapy)–as well as objects featured in pivotal scenes in the series, including the pink teddy bear and Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.
Barbara Miller, the museum's curator of the collection and exhibitions, explained the exhibit on AMC's website:
“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.”
Breaking Bad returns to AMC August 11 at 9/8c.