The National Museum of American History Will Display Mad Men Costumes

By: Rebecca Byers - Mar 30, 2015
References: artdaily & news.artnet
Likely to be integrated into a larger exhibit about the Consumer Era, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently accepted a donation of 50 pieces made up of Mad Men costumes, props, scripts and hand-written notes from the AMC/Lionsgate series.

While there are no current plans to display the Mad Men costumes and props, the Museum will integrate the donated items into the institution's costume collection, while they are also well-suited to a current exhibition titled 'American History,' which documents the rise of advertising and marketing.

The acceptance of the iconic Mad Men items by the Museum is further proof of the cultural and sociological relevance of the series' modern portrayal of the 1960s ad age.