By Emily King
To celebrate 50 years of James Bond, Washington DC’s International Spy Museum opened a new exhibit dedicated to the films last Friday. “Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains” includes props from the each of movies, artifacts from author Ian Fleming (creator of 007), and thought-provoking displays.
Since the films span such a key time, the massive exhibit explores how the films have changed to reflect the times and continue to deal with current events. Throughout the years, Bond villains have represented modern-day threats from Communism and Nazis to nuclear activity and cyber warfare; as the villains are examined throughout the exhibit, visitors relive these moments in the movies and in history.
Incorporating interviews with CIA agents and intelligence experts, the “My Bond Moments” display gives museum goers a chance to hear true spy stories.
Interactive displays engage visitors, allowing brave men and women to try their hand at various Bond-like tasks.
The exhibit will be open in the International Spy Museum for the next two years.