On Friday, February 26, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will debut a permanent display from “Breaking Bad,” the award-winning crime drama broadcast from 2008-2013 on AMC. The display represents the latest addition to the Museum’s growing collection of items from movies and TV shows portraying organized crime.
An opening reception takes place that evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Discussions will begin at 6:30 p.m. with special guests Kathleen Detoro, the series’ costume designer, as well as David Thomson, editor of “Breaking Bad: The Official Book.” Complimentary wine, beer and specialty cocktails sponsored by Johnson Brothers and 21st Century Spirits’ limited edition “Heisenberg” Blue Ice Vodka will be available during the reception, which is free for Museum Members and free with the cost of admission for all other guests.
Artifacts included in the display include the yellow hazmat suit worn by Bryan Cranston in the scenes where his character, Walter White, was cooking meth. Two gas masks and a rubber apron worn during the series will also be on view.
“Breaking Bad” tells the story of White, a high school chemistry teacher who learns he has inoperable lung cancer. He partners with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, to manufacture and sell methamphetamine to build a family nest egg before he dies. As White descends into the shadowy world of the illegal drug trade, he becomes a dark and notorious figure who goes by the alias, “Heisenberg.” The show received numerous awards, including 16 Emmys and two Golden Globes.
“‘Breaking Bad’ effectively dramatized organized crime and today’s illicit drug trade,” says Geoff Schumacher, director of content, The Mob Museum.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Desert Companion and Nevada Magazine. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visitthemobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.