The combination of video and music has revolutionized the music industry over the last thirty years, creating a brand new way for music lovers to enjoy some of their favorite artists. Okay, so maybe video killed the radio star, but it also cultivated a brand new artistic medium in the process, and one that the Museum of the Moving Image is happy to share.
Despite its brief history, the culture surrounding music videos has already experienced great highs and lows. MTV changed the industry forever in the 1980s when the television station aired the first-ever music videos from artists like Madonna and David Bowie. Fast forward to the early 2000s, when one was hard-pressed to find music videos on television anymore. Currently, video streaming websites such as YouTube have revived the medium, where music videos of the past and present receive hundreds of thousands of views daily.
Right now, you can visit Spectacle: The Music Video, an exhibit hosted by the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. The first of its kind, this exhibit celebrates the art and history of the music video, exploring the works of artists of the past, as well as contemporary bands and performers. The display will feature over 300 videos, artifacts, and interactive installations, demonstrating the innovation and artistry within the music video industry.
For more information on the exhibit, and the Museum of the Moving Image, visit the museum’s official website.
Spectacle: The Music Video runs through June 16th, so be sure to visit this one of a kind display soon!