On Tour: Stanley Kubrick

Ansicht der Kubrick-Ausstellung in Paris

The Exhibition

The exhibition showcases the complete works of director Stanley Kubrick (1928 – 1999). Large projections highlight important scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s films. Documentary audio and video material illustrates the backgrounds of the film productions. Quotes from the director connect the different rooms. The show links film images, original objects, production documents and explanatory texts for visitors to explore the complexity of Kubrick’s oeuvre. The exhibition draws from Stanley Kubrick’s personal estate, which was first made accessible and evaluated in 2003. Kubrick’s work archive contains a wealth of material on all his films: research and production documents, screenplays, correspondence, photographs, props, costumes, cameras and lenses.

The exhibition contains a representative selection of the above named objects and documents on an area of around 1,000 square metres. Looking at the director’s entire career, beginning with early short documentaries and ending with his last film EYES WIDE SHUT (1999), the show features materials from all his films including masterpieces such as 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968), A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971), BARRY LYNDON (1975) and THE SHINING (1980). To illustrate key elements in Kubrick’s films, the exhibition showcases original costumes and props, among theme the Starchild and the Monkey Costume from 2001: SPACE ODYSSEY, the dresses of the twin sisters and Jack Torrance’s axe from THE SHINING, the “Born to Kill” helmet from FULL METAL JACKET (1986) and the masks from EYES WIDE SHUT.

Kubrick was known to make high demands on his employees, but especially on himself. Research and production documents document how meticulously the director approached the planning and realization of his works and how much attention to detail he gave in controlling his productions. Stanley Kubrick’s films are famous for their special effects and innovative image design. The exhibition thus features technical film equipment that Kubrick worked with: Handheld cameras and studio cameras, a Moviola cutting table and a selection of camera lenses, including the powerful Zeiss lens used to film the candlelight scenes in BARRY LYNDON. Models of various film sets illustrate the complex use of studio buildings and camera technology.

Stanley Kubrick’s unrealized projects “Napoleon” and “Aryan Papers” are also presented in detail. The materials from the estate show how far research and pre-production for the film about the French emperor and the screen adaptation of Louis Begley’s novel “Wartime Lies” had progressed.

The exhibition also addresses Kubrick’s early career as a photographer. As the youngest permanent photographer of the renowned LOOK magazine, Kubrick took thousands of photos.


Past Venues

Istanbul Sinema Müzesi (Museum of Cinema)
September 30, 2022 until March 31, 2023

CBA – Círculo de Bellas Artes
December 21, 2021 until May 8, 2022

New York City
Museum of the Moving Image
Stanley Kubrick´s 2001: A Space Odyssey
18 January through 19 Juli 2020

Design Museum
26 April through 17 September 2019

Barcelona (Spain)
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
24 October 2018 through 31 March 2019

Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Deutsches Filmmuseum
Kubricks 2001: 50 Jahre A Space Odyssey
21 March through 23 September 2018

Copenhagen (Denmark)
Kunstforeningen GL Strand
23 September 2017 through 14 January 2018

Stanley Kubrick 2017 Festival in Denmark:

Mexico City (Mexcio)
Cineteca Nacional Mexico
01 December 2016 through 30 July 2017

San Francisco (USA)
CJM – Contemporary Jewish Museum
30 June 2016 through 30 October 2016

Seoul (Korea)
SeMA – Seoul Museum of Arts
29 November 2015 through 13 March 2016

Monterrey (Mexico)
MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
6 March through 26 July 2015

Toronto (Canada)
TIFF Bell Lightbox Building
31 October 2014 through 25  January 2015

Kraków (Poland)
National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie)
4 May through 14 September 2014

São Paulo (Brazil)
MIS – Museu da Imagem e do Som
9 October 2013 through 12 January 2014

Los Angeles (USA)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
1 November 2012 through 30 June 2013

Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
EYE Filminstitut Netherlands
21 June through 9 September 2012

Paris (France)
Cinémathèque française
23 March through 31 Jule 2011

Rome (Italy)
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
6 October 2007 through 6 January 2008

Zürich (Switzerland)
Kulturhaus SihlCity
26 April through 2 September 2007

Ghent (Belgium)
5 October 2006 through 7 January 2007

Melbourne (Australia)
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
25 November 2005 through 29 January 2006

Berlin (Germany)
20 January through 18 April 2005

Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Deutsches Filmmuseum und Deutsches Architekturmuseum
31 March through 4 July 2004


Contact / Information

Head of project: Hans-Peter Reichmann
Phone: +49 69 961 220 – 302

Curator & Tour Manager: Tim Heptner
Phone: +49 178 558 1969

Find more information at stanleykubrick.de