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'Mad Men' Will Be Getting A Big Send-Off

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Mad Men will not be going quietly into the night. In anticipation of the final season that kicks off Sunday, April 5, AMC is hosting a boatload of events and exhibitions around the country.

Matthew Weiner along with unnamed key cast members will be participating in a discussion at the Film Independent LACMA screening series with Elvis Mitchell on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27. NYC and DC are going to be getting exhibitions and even a mini film festival curated by Weiner among other events.

The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens will be hosting an exhibition that will feature the show's iconic costumes, sets (including Don Draper’s office and the Draper Kitchen), props, advertising art, video clips, and personal notes and research material from Weiner. If you're in NYC sometime between March 14 and June 14, you can check it out. (The full list of NYC events is here.)

The Smithsonian Museum of American History will be getting props, costumes, set décor, scripts and research material in an induction ceremony on March 27. So if you're in DC, you will be able to check out Don Draper's very own grey suit and fedora, along with his office bar cart.

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Sidenote: We're glad Los Angeles will finally be getting a museum honoring movies but right about now we're wondering why Los Angeles doesn't have its own big TV museum for such events, especially in the so-called golden age of TV. It seems like a museum to showcase cool props, scripts, costumes and other memorabilia would be a slam-dunk with tourists, networks and long-running TV shows looking to celebrate their history and, yes, even showrunners who want to do a victory lap on the eve of their final season.