Galleria: From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation @ The Museum of The Moving Image

BBMost Breaking Bad fans are intimately familiar with the phrase “I am the one who knocks,” by now. That phrase is indicative of not only Walter’s White transformation into Heisenberg, but his bottomless descent into the underworld. From now until October 27th (more than long enough to cover Breaking Bad‘s final eight-episode run), that transformation will continue on full visual display at the Museum of The Moving Image. Curators have assembled everything from authentic hazmat suits to Heisenberg’s iconic porkpie hat. Given the venue, this exhibit also includes several key video loops highlighting seminal, or perhaps even symbolic, moments from the show’s first five seasons. It’s a unique and up-close opportunity to go behind the scenes of one TV’s most fascinating anti-heroes – one whose time is running low (Breaking Bad‘s final eight episodes premiere on AMC Sunday, August 11th).

(Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation on Breaking Bad continues until October 27th at the Museum of The Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue @ 37th Street, Astoria, Queens, $12 general admission.)

Five More For The Offing:

  • Alchemical featuring various artists @ Steven Kasher Gallery (Free, through 8/10, 521 West 23rd Street)
  • Fragments by Renzo Piano @ Gagosian Gallery (Free, through 8/2, 522 West 21st Street)
  • Staff Picks featuring various artists @ Howard Greenberg Gallery (Free, through 8/31, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406)
  • Spectrum Suite featuring various artists @ Nicelle Beauchene (Free, through 8/16, 327 Broome Street)
  • Summertime @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery (Free, through 8/30, 521 West 26th Street)