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STAR TREK 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT TO BE FEATURED AT THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA IN NEW YORK CITY SEPTEMBER 16 TO 25, 2016

NEW YORK, June 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Paley Center for Media is excited to announce that original art exhibit "STAR TREK: 50 ARTISTS. 50 YEARS." is set to land and reside at the Paley Center from September 16 to 25, 2016, making it the only place in New York to catch the signature event global art tour. Created to commemorate Star Trek's fiftieth anniversary, the out-of-this-world exhibit, curated by CBS Consumer Products, will feature original 2-D and 3-D artwork, expressed through various mediums, by fifty artists from ten countries, including the late actor and photographer Leonard Nimoy and actress Mayim Bialik. The Paley Center will also be presenting fan-favorite screenings and special Star Trek-themed events throughout the week at its 25 West 52nd Street location as part of the worldwide fiftieth anniversary celebration.

Before it makes its New York debut at the Paley Center, "STAR TREK: 50 ARTISTS. 50 YEARS." will first open during the annual San Diego Comic-Con on July 21, 2016. The exhibit will then travel making various stops before arriving at Paley in Manhattan on September 16, during Star Trek's fiftieth anniversary month. The Paley Center's gallery will become a centerpiece of the celebration and welcome the public to view the exhibit of illustrations, photographs, sculptures, paintings, graphics, and more, during regular business hours.

The Paley Center will also celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the original Star Trek series with ten days of fan-selected screenings, family events, and panel discussions. Behind the Paley doors, fans will also get to experience photo ops with backdrop re-creations of the Enterprise bridge with authentic costumes and the Gorn's planet from the episode "Arena" complete with a Gorn re-creation. The celebration will kick off with an exclusive Paley Members-Only preview day on Thursday, September 15.

"The Paley Center for Media is thrilled to welcome this extraordinary Star Trek fiftieth anniversary art exhibit and present one-of-a-kind programs, providing fans of the beloved series an out-of-this-world experience that they will not find anywhere else in New York," said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media.

For more information about this exhibit and related Star Trek events, please visit paley.me/startrek, and follow the Paley Center on Facebook and Twitter @PaleyCenter for more updates.

About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org

CONTACT: Brittany Forgione, The Paley Center for Media, 212.621.6697, bforgione@paleycenter.org

Source:The Paley Center for Media