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Phoenix Art Museum unveils virtual-reality Bowie, Warhol, Scharf exhibit

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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Art Museum unveiled its first virtual reality exhibit on Saturday with displays of pop icons from the 1960s to 80s.

Moonage Virtual Reality takes viewers through films celebrating Andy Warhol, David Bowie and Kenny Scharf.

“Guests have the opportunity to experience photography in a whole new dimension,” the Phoenix Art Museum site said.

Three virtual reality films will be available with your smartphone.

One, Billy Name’s The Warhol Silver Factory, allows guests to see Warhol’s art studio, called the Silver Factory, and “see the glamour of the Warhol sixties,” the site said.

Mick Rock’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, described by the site as a “dreamlike, 360-degree glam-rock kaleidoscope,” takes viewers through the Ziggy Ztardust tour of 1972, including videos of live performances.

Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern shows the “Pop-Surrealist universe” of the visual artist, with cartoon imagery, graffiti and dreamy, futuristic environments, the site said.

“These dynamic, innovative works will engage and inspire guests of all ages, and we look forward to sharing them with our community,” said Amada Cruz, CEO of Phoenix Art Museum.

The exhibit will be available from Aug. 11 until Sept. 30.

Museum members, past and present military members and youth aged 17 and below get in free. Adult tickets cost $20.

Additionally, the site said there are pay-what-you-wish hours from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of September (Sept. 7) and noon to 5 on the second Sunday of both months (Aug. 12 and Sept. 9).

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