In celebration and anticipation of the final seven episodes of one of the most acclaimed series in television history, AMC is partnering with Lionsgate and cultural institutions from coast to coast to honor Mad Men through exhibitions, screenings, events and discussions. A complete list of Mad Men activities is below – check back regularly for updates and additional details.
NEW YORK CITY
New York City, home to Don Draper and his colleagues and family, will unite in a series of special events. The following New York City-specific events are listed on www.nycgo.com/madmenyc.
Museum of the Moving Image
March 14 to June 14
Central to New York’s Mad Men celebration will be a major exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) from March 14 to June 14. Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men, featuring more than 25 iconic costumes, large-scale sets and hundreds of props, video clips, and personal notes and research material from series creator, writer, director and executive producer, Matthew Weiner. The Museum will also present An Evening with Matthew Weiner, a conversation about the creation and production of the series, with a guest moderator (TBA), on Friday, March 20, and Required Viewing: Mad Men’s Movie Influences a ten-film series featuring movies selected by Weiner—such as The Apartment, Les Bonnes Femmes and The Americanization of Emily — that inspired the Mad Men, from March 14 to April 19. Additional details and tickets available at http://www.movingimage.us/
Film Society of Lincoln Center
March 20 to March 21
The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) will host Mad Men: The End of An Era, a celebration that looks back with the cast at their favorite scenes throughout the last 7 seasons. The evening will include a conversation with creator Matthew Weiner, and stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery and Vincent Kartheiser, at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm. Tickets are now sold out! Aspiring fans can also prep for the final season with “The Essential Mad Men” — a FREE marathon of must-see episodes curated by Matthew Weiner from Friday, March 20 through Saturday, March 21 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. For more information visit filmlinc.com
The New York Public Library
Also in March, The New York Public Library (NYPL) will bring to life its Mad Men Reading List, a collection of 25 titles read by main characters during the course of the series. Three of the largest branches will have displays of the books, select branches will offer copies of the books to borrow, and all NYPL patrons can access ebook versions.
Mad Men Dining Week
March 23 to March 29
34 New York City restaurants–including 1960s mainstays ’21’ Club, Barbetta, Brasserie, Delmonico’s, El Parador Café, Le Cirque and P.J. Clarke’s–will participate in Mad Men Dining Week, a lunchtime dining promotion. For the era-appropriate price of $19.69 (excluding gratuities and taxes), diners can choose from a two-course prix-fixe menu (an appetizer and entrée or entrée and dessert), or two drinks, all inspired by popular food and drink from the 1960s. Diners can book their reservations on nycgo.com/madmendiningweek.
Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
March 29 at 4pm
The Museum of Jewish Heritage will celebrate Mad Men with a public program featuring Matthew Weiner. On Sunday, March 29 at 4pm Mr. Weiner will speak at the museum about the evolution of Jewish identity on Mad Men, in support of their new exhibition, Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism, which opens March 31.
April 22 to April 23
BAMcinématek, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s repertory film program, presents Mad Men at the Movies, a two-day film festival on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23. On each night, the series will include a discussion with a cast member or Matthew Weiner about the films and their significance to Mad Men. For more information and tickets, please visit www.BAM.org/BAMcinematek.
The 92nd Street Y
The celebration of Mad Men in New York will continue through April. Matthew Weiner will be part of a public program at 92Y on April 28. Details forthcoming.
Live from the NYPL
The culmination of Mad Men’s New York celebrations will take place several days after the series finale, with a special installment of LIVE from the NYPL, The New York Public Library’s flagship ticketed event series.
Smithsonian’s Museum of American History
The Smithsonian’s Museum of American History will welcome iconic props, costumes, set décor, scripts and research material from Mad Men to their permanent collection in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 27. In addition to memorable items, such as Don Draper’s grey suit and fedora, as well as his office bar cart, the museum will receive Matthew Weiner’s original script for the seminal episode “The Wheel” (Episode 113) with an alternate ending that was never filmed. This event is closed to the public.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
March 26 to March 27
At the Film Independent LACMA screening series, Matthew Weiner and key cast members will participate in discussions with Elvis Mitchell, Film Independent Curator, following screenings of favorite episodes on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27.Read More