Canada will soon become the sixth country to present a museum exhibit called Their Mortal Remains. It will open for business at Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal on November 4 and continue until December 31.
Their Mortal Remains, featuring all kinds of instruments, props, and memorabilia from more than 50 years of the band’s existence, first appeared at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London back in 2017. I was there on the very last day it was open and I gotta say, it was pretty cool to see things like the actual EMS VC3 synthesizer used on Dark Side of the Moon. And I spent WAY too much money in the gift shop. I even bought a plush pig commemorating the artwork of the Animals album.
Montreal will be the first city outside Europe to host the exhibition, which features over 350 artifacts. Fitting, given that it was Olympic Stadium on July 6, 1977, that an incident with a fan led to the inspiration behind The Wall.
More information and tickets are available here. If you’re a fan, it’s worth the trip.