Museum of the Moving Image Presents MEN IN BLACK 3 Props, 5/9-9/23


Outrageously imaginative aliens and creatures designed by legendary makeup artist Rick Baker for the forthcoming film Men in Black™ 3 will be on exhibit with fantastical guns and other iconic props from the film at Museum of the Moving Image from May 9 through September 23, 2012. Aliens, Gadgets, and Guns: Designing the World of Men in Black 3 features over 25 objects integral to the design of the amazing yet utterly believable world of Men in Black, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Baker creating special effect makeup, generously loaned to the Museum by Columbia Pictures. The exhibit will be located in the Museum’s core exhibition Behind the Screen, and will be accompanied by screenings and personal appearances in the Museum’s main theater.

Seven-time Academy Award-winning special-effect makeup artist Rick Baker, who designed the aliens for all three Men in Black films, will make a personal appearance with a preview screening of Men in Black 3 on Thursday, May 24, at 8:00 p.m.; tickets are $20 public / $12 Museum members and free for Silver Screen members and above. The Museum will also screen the first Men in Black film on Wednesday, May 23. See details below.

“The Museum is thrilled to exhibit these exquisitely crafted objects that help define the extraordinary world of Men in Black. We’re particularly honored to exhibit the spectacular work of Rick Baker,” said Barbara Miller, the Museum’s Collection Curator. “These masks, creatures, and props perfectly complement our core exhibition Behind the Screen, where we explore all aspects of how moving images are made, marketed, and shown.”

Rick Baker added, “I’m excited that my work for Men in Black 3 will be on display at the Museum of the Moving Image. It’s a true pleasure to work on a Men in Black film and I think this exhibit gives a good taste of some of the fun we have in store in the movie.”