Museums to immortalize 'Mad Men' ahead of finale

The Drapers' kitchen will be one of the original sets on view in the exhibition

The Drapers' kitchen will be one of the original sets on view in the exhibition "Matthew Weiner's Mad Men" at the Museum of the Moving Image. (Carin Baer/AMC)

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AMC has announced a number of upcoming events and exhibitions celebrating its iconic series "Mad Men" before the show begins its final run in April. Read on to find out where to see a replica of Don Draper's office, and where his gray suit and fedora will be laid to rest.

Many of the celebratory events will be held in New York City, home of the high-rise headquarters of the Madison Avenue ad firms that inspired the title.


Where the magic happened

From March 14 - June 14, Manhattan Museum of the Moving Image will host the in-depth exhibition "Matthew Weiner's Mad Men" -- the largest showing of the show's memorabilia to date. Included will be props, costumes, advertising art, set pieces and research materials that went into creating the show's characters and setting its scenes.

The highlights for many are likely to be the large-scale set pieces representing Don Draper's office and the kitchen from the Drapers' Ossining home.

What they read

The New York Public Library will be honoring the show's characters with "Mad Men Reading List" from March 2 through April 5, showcasing 25 of the books they were seen reading throughout the series. The books will be on display in three of the library's largest branches. 

If you're unable to attend or interested in a sneak peek, a list detailing the books seen on the show can be found at drive.google.com/file/d/0BxnQbyG8nvQYVE5hQlJXNXRPYW8/view.

Other events in New York include the Film Society of Lincoln Center's "Mad Men: The End of an Era" on March 21, featuring talks with series creator Matthew Weiner and several of its stars, and further appearances by Weiner at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the 92nd Street Y.

What they wore...and drank


The Smithsonian in Washington DC has been entrusted with some of the most iconic props from the show, including Don Draper's suit, fedora and -- wait for it -- his office bar cart. Those items, as well as other props, costumes, set pieces, scripts and research materials, will be joining the museum's permanent collection on March 27, as will Matthew Weiner's original script for the episode "The Wheel" along with an alternate ending.

The March 27 event is closed to the public -- no public showing has been announced.

Don Draper goes to Hollywood

California plays an important role in the series, and Los Angeles has not been left off the schedule. On March 26 and 27, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will screen favorite episodes and host visits from Weiner and key cast members.

AMC's hugely successful series following the hard-living ad man Don Draper through the 50s and 60s is to start the second half of its final season on April 5 with a run of seven episodes.


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