March 16, 2015

Museum of the Moving Image’s new “Mad Men” Exhibit


Want to go deeper into Don Draper — into his mind, his home . . . his wallet? Head to Queens and “Matthew Weiner’s ‘Mad Men,’” the Museum of the Moving Image’s show, opening Saturday, on the making and magic of a monster hit.

Since its kickoff episode in July 2007, the AMC show’s garnered 15 Emmys, four Golden Globes and global acclaim. Along the way, it gave us people — Jon Hamm’s dapper Draper, John Slattery’s silver fox Roger Sterling and Elisabeth Moss’ poignant Peggy Olson — we won’t readily forget.

And now it’s time to say goodbye: “Mad Men” begins its seventh and final season April 5. But it’s not going quietly. There’ll be screenings, talks and hoopla all over the country, from the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Naturally, as befits a series set in New York, the best stuff is happening here.

Only at the Museum of the Moving Image can you walk into Don’s office, the one he used since Season 4. Indeed, some “Mad Men” maniacs may be tempted to vault the Plexiglass barrier, sink into Don’s chair, and fondle his pens and pencils.

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