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Tickets For David Bowie Exhibit At MCA Go On Sale Thursday

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Tickets go on sale on Thursday for the highly anticipated David Bowie exhibit coming exclusively in the United States to the Museum of Contemporary Art.

"David Bowie Is" runs from September 23 through Jan. 4. Tickets are $25 and include admission to the entire museum at 220 E. Chicago Ave.

The exhibition is the first retrospective of pioneering musician David Bowie's career.

More than 400 objects from the David Bowie Archive, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five decades, will be on display for the first time.

Presented chronologically, "David Bowie Is' follows artist's evolution from his years as a teenager in the 1950s to the early 2000s when he retired from touring.

On display are more than sixty stage costumes including the Ziggy Stardust bodysuits from 1972.

"Multimedia installations incorporating advanced sound technology produced by Sennheiser, original animations, continuous audio accompaniment, and video installations immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of Bowie's artistic life," according to the museum's website.

"David Bowie Is" was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and has embarked on an international tour with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as the only U.S. venue.

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