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EXHIBITION
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

January 18–July 19, 2020
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Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, an exhibition devoted to one of the most influential films ever made, will make its North American debut at Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) on January 18, 2020. Made before the first moon landing, 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 includes 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 looks at the film’s widespread influence on cinema, design, painting, architecture, and advertising. 

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

Exhibition highlights include Special Photographic Effects Supervisor Douglas Trumbull’s concept sketches for Clavius Base, from MoMI collection; costumes, including a space suit worn in the Clavius Base scene and Moonwatcher ape suit worn by Dan Richter in the Dawn of Man scene; and storyboards, contact sheets, test films, and photographs related to the Stargate special effects sequence.

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.

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was organized by the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in Frankfurt am Main (where the exhibition debuted in 2018), supported by the Stanley Kubrick Archive at University of the Arts London, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., and Stanley Kubrick Film Archives LLC.