The Rolling Stones are preparing to bring their career-spanning exhibit, “Exhibitionism,” across the pond: The comprehensive display of iconic outfits, instruments, handwritten lyrics, and over 500 rare pieces of band memorabilia will make its New York debut in November.
“We’ve been thinking about this for quite a long time, but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale,” Mick Jagger said in a statement. “It’s not going to be like walking into a museum. It’s going to be an event, an experience. It’s about a sense of The Rolling Stones — it’s something we want people to go away talking about it.”
“Exhibitionism” opened earlier this year in London, where important pieces of the rock band’s more than 50-year history are packed into two floors of museum space. The sprawling exhibit includes a recreation of the Stones’ original recording studio, an expansive collection of their prized instruments, and a history of their iconic logo.
“While this is about The Rolling Stones, it’s not necessarily only just about us,” Keith Richards said in a statement. “It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a group like us, and it’s this, as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that should make the exhibition unforgettable.”
“Exhibitionism” will open at New York’s Industria Superstudio in November. General tickets will go on sale on the exhibit’s site in September.