The Tim Burton Exhibit opened at the MoMA in Manhattan this past Sunday, November 22nd, and will run through April 26th, 2010. The exhibit chronicles the work of the filmmaker and all-around creative, and celebrates the impact his films and art direction – including Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands – have had on art and popular culture. Timed tickets are available via the MoMA site.
"This exhibition explores the full range of his creative work, tracing the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work in film. It brings together over seven hundred examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, moving image works, concept art, storyboards, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera from such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood,and Beetlejuice, and from unrealized and little-known personal projects that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer working in the spirit of Pop Surrealism. The gallery exhibition is accompanied by a complete retrospective of Burton’s theatrical features and shorts, as well as a lavishly illustrated publication."