Living with The Walking Dead
Jun 25, 2022 — Jan 21, 2023
Location: Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Please note: this exhibition features material depicting graphic violence and other potentially disturbing images and is intended for mature audiences.
Since 2010, the AMC original series The Walking Dead has gripped the hearts of viewers with its tale of survivors in a postapocalyptic world plagued by the flesh-eating undead. The series draws on cinematic genre conventions but uses the expansive scope of television to depict how, in the aftermath of societal collapse, people find new ways of creating community, with threats coming from both the living and the dead. Opening as the series nears its conclusion, this major new exhibition addresses the origins, production, fandom, and impact of The Walking Dead, one of the most watched shows in the history of cable television. Living with The Walking Dead explores the cinematic and literary antecedents of the series, including Robert Kirkman’s comic books, and the unique innovations it has contributed to onscreen depictions of the zombie apocalypse, with its wide-ranging story of survival and diverse cast of characters. The exhibition includes such production material as original costumes and props, concept art, storyboards, scripts, and a wealth of prosthetic makeup used to transform cast members into vividly realized undead walkers, largely using practical effects.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a variety of screening series and public events.
Included with Museum admission.
Living with The Walking Dead is organized by Museum of the Moving Image, and presented with support from AMC Networks.