What is truly great about cult favorite TV shows like “Star Trek”, is that they easily bring in thousands of new fans every year, due to the recent movies success, while retaining fans that became obsessed with the show when it started 50 years ago. Well, a very iconic location in New York City is planning on celebrating that anniversary in a very big way. The Paley Center for Media is excited to announce that original art exhibit “STAR TREK: 50 ARTISTS. 50 YEARS.” is set to land and reside at the Paley Center from September 16 to 25, 2016, making it the only place in New York to catch the signature event global art tour.
Created to commemorate Star Trek’s fiftieth anniversary, the out-of-this-world exhibit, curated by CBS Consumer Products, will feature original 2-D and 3-D artwork, expressed through various mediums, by fifty artists from ten countries, including the late actor and photographer Leonard Nimoy and actress Mayim Bialik . The Paley Center will also be presenting fan-favorite screenings and special Star Trek-themed events throughout the week at its 25 West 52nd Street location as part of the worldwide fiftieth anniversary celebration.
Before it makes its New York debut at the Paley Center, “STAR TREK: 50 ARTISTS. 50 YEARS.” will first open during the annual San Diego Comic-Con on July 21, 2016. The exhibit will then travel making various stops before arriving at Paley in Manhattan on September 16, during Star Trek’s fiftieth anniversary month. The Paley Center’s gallery will become a centerpiece of the celebration and welcome the public to view the exhibit of illustrations, photographs, sculptures, paintings, graphics, and more, during regular business hours.
The Paley Center will also celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the original Star Trek series with ten days of fan-selected screenings, family events, and panel discussions. Behind the Paley doors, fans will also get to experience photo ops with backdrop re-creations of the Enterprise bridge with authentic costumes and the Gorn’s planet from the episode “Arena” complete with a Gorn re-creation. The celebration will kick off with an exclusive Paley Members-Only preview day on Thursday, September 15.
“The Paley Center for Media is thrilled to welcome this extraordinary Star Trek fiftieth anniversary art exhibit and present one-of-a-kind programs, providing fans of the beloved series an out-of-this-world experience that they will not find anywhere else in New York,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media.