Devo leader Mark Mothersbaugh was one of the key Wes Anderson collaborators and is responsible for a number of soundtrack scores to Wes Anderson’s films, including Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic.
Now, an exhibition titled “This is an Adventure: Accidentally Wes Anderson,” that will be held from September 17, 2021, to January 2, 2022, at The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will feature Mothersbaugh’s unreleased music prepared for soundtracks to Anderson’s movies. This music collection features unused themes, rough sketches, and outtakes from those soundtracks.
The exhibition itself will showcase work from the Instagram feed @accidentallywesanderson. According to Museum’s website, “This is an Adventure” features distinctively dramatic photographs of locations around the world taken by the Accidentally Wes Anderson community alongside similarly inspired photos of Tulsa and the surrounding area selected from submissions by the Philbrook community.
While on his own adventure in 2017, Wally Koval created an Instagram account called Accidentally Wes Anderson for photographs inspired by Wes Anderson films and characterized by symmetrical compositions and distinctive color palettes. With submissions from this growing global community, Koval published a book in 2020 featuring these photos accompanied by brief, fascinating stories.