The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Exhibit: Paley Center, New York

Amazon’s Marvelous Mrs Maisel captures New York in its golden era.

Have you ever thought you were born in the wrong era? Do you feel a stronger connection to tradition, stylish fashion and mid-century modern furnishings? Have you longed for a glimpse into Midge Maisel’s privileged life? From now through September 6 you can stop by the Paley Center for Media in the heart of Manhattan’s thriving midtown and step back into 1950s New York—a city of elegance, grit, and underground comedy.

The sets and props for Marvelous Mrs Maisel are brought to life at the Paley Center
The set design and props for Marvelous Mrs Maisel are first rate

Step back in time to 1959

Inside the exhibit you will find a selection of treasures from the show including sets, costumes, media and other artifacts from the era. Spread over two floors, the exhibit is well thought out, allowing patrons to surround themselves in the moment, interact with sets, jump in to Midge’s shoes at the switch board, and chat up a storm behind the makeup counter. Can I sell you some remover with that nail polish?

The makeup counter from The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Now that Midge has a new job, her makeup counter is available for new employees.

The exhibit takes you on a journey through late 50s pop culture, following the comedian’s family escapades from NYC to a Parisian apartment, to a Borscht Belt vacation villa, just like Kellermans from Dirty Dancing. You can pose or present to an authentic 1950s studio camera, beamed to an array of old tube screens or listen in to phone calls on the switchboard.

The phone switchboard from Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Patching the Marvelosu Mrs Maisel through
Patching you through now.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel exhibit is a window into better times

Arguably, no other era has had such a prolific impact on fashion and there’s plenty of that here. The doors have been thrown open to the Marvelous Mrs Maisel wardrobe department with a generous selection of cute ensembles on display. Who can forget the gorgeous pink outfit with matching pink and orange plaid felt jacket? We can’t—and it’s on display, along with stills from the show to set the scene. Also on display is Midge’s iconic black bubble dress. Classic and understated, we wouldn’t be surprised if this dress is replicated at holiday parties across the city in 2019, just like it was in 1959.

For those of you who don’t have access to Amazon Prime, you’re in luck. The downstairs theater screens back-to-back episodes daily, so you can catch up on the gossip before stopping for dinner at the Stage Diner on your way home. Don’t miss this limited-run date night opportunity. Whether with your significant other or your besties, this is an experience fans shouldn’t miss. And best of all, it’s free!


WHAT?

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel exhibit gives fans a glimpse of life in the 50s thanks to Amazon Video.

WHERE?

Paley Center for Media, located at 25 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

HOW?

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel runs from Saturday, August 10 through Friday, September 6, 2019, you can catch the exhibit for free! While walk-ins are accepted, you’re highly encouraged to register here.

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This exhibition looks like so much fun!

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