The Victoria & Albert Museum have done it again! This time trading in a Starman for the cosmic stylings of Pink Floyd. “Their Mortal Remains” takes us on a musical journey that spans the entirety of Pink Floyd’s career, a whopping 50 years since their first single, “Arnold Layne”, was released. The V & A partnered with Pink Floyd and Iconic Entertainment studios to bring us one of the most immersive and informative musical exhibits in recent history. V & A played host to “David Bowie Is” in 2013, which successfully sent the exhibit on tour (Chicagoans start crossing your fingers!).
Nick Mason, the band’s drummer, wasn’t sure there would be enough material to fill such an exhibit but soon realized they couldn’t fit everything they had in the building! The massive display features hundreds of items, leaving even the most cynical of fans with their jaw on the floor. Pink Floyd is best recognized for their monolith of an album The Dark Side of the Moon, followed closely by The Wall. A Floyd fan myself, I’ve found they’ve so much more to offer, and much like David Bowie, once you dive into their catalog, there is no going back. You may not be able to physically dive into their music here at the V & A, but you certainly can walk through a psychedelic landscape. I was fortunate enough to visit the exhibition recently, and coming up are the 10 coolest things they have to offer!