Chicago's MCA only US site for David Bowie exhibit

CHICAGO (AP) - An art exhibition chronicling the five-decade career of musician David Bowie opens Tuesday at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, the only U.S. stop on its schedule.

"David Bowie is" features more than 400 items including photography, album artwork, handwritten lyrics, original fashions, set designs and rare performance material.

Bowie is arguably music's greatest chameleon, a performer who has adopted and discarded personas as he moved through musical styles from folk-rock to glam to soul to electronica.

The exhibit includes body suits that Bowie wore as "Ziggy Stardust" and the Union Jack coat that he and late fashion designer Alexander McQueen made for the "Earthling" album cover in 1997.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London organized the exhibit, which runs in Chicago through Jan. 4.

The exhibition has previously been shown in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Berlin. After Chicago it travels to Paris, the Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia.


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