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The Paley Center for Media Announces Its Latest Blockbuster Exhibit: The Masked Singer: Behind the Mask! Spotlighting the Costumes That Captivated America

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

The Exhibit Based on the Television Phenomenon Will Include Costumes, Screenings, Video Highlights, Artifacts, and Photography

On View at The Paley Museum in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday, March 13 to Sunday, May 19

New York, York, March 6, 2024 – The Paley Center for Media announces its latest blockbuster exhibit, The Masked Singer: Behind the Mask! Spotlighting the Costumes That Captivated America. Based on FOX’s hit show, the exhibit will run at The Paley Museum located at 25 West 52 Street starting Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, May 19. 

Throughout its eleven seasons, FOX’s dynamic singing competition series The Masked Singer has remained a captivating television staple and a hit with audiences of all ages. The series’ central concept, disguising its celebrity contestants from head to toe in elaborate costume creations that shield their identities, continues to capture the imagination of television audiences everywhere while generating a virtual social media frenzy of speculation with each new episode.  

Framed by a stunning selection of the series' breathtaking costumes, including fan-favorites Miss Monster, Flamingo, Chameleon and Gazelle, video highlights, artifacts, photography, and family arts & crafts, The Masked Singer: Behind the Mask! is a vibrant celebration of the innovative and addictive television favorite hosted by Nick Cannon, alongside panelists Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, and new panelist Rita Ora.  The series airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on FOX.

The costumes on display, which helped the show win two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Costume Design, are a vibrant synthesis of fashion, fantasy, and imaginative costume artistry. Each is a fantastical creation, extraordinary in its intricacy, originality, and scale.

The exhibit also highlights the production's painstaking efforts to ensure the contestants' identities are kept secret both on stage and off, including the custom visors and hoodies emblazoned with a "Don't Talk to Me" warning, worn by each contestant. Together they enable the series' trademark secrecy and its enduring TV magic to prevail.

“Over the course of eleven seasons, The Masked Singer has dazzled audiences with its unique combination of artistry, mystery, and competition,” said the Paley Center’s President & CEO Maureen J. Reidy. “We’re thrilled to welcome this exciting exhibit to The Paley Museum and extend our tremendous thanks to our friends at FOX for their support.”

The Masked Singer fans have made the series a global phenomenon, and we’re celebrating that excitement with this extraordinary behind the curtain exhibit at the prestigious Paley Center for Media,” said Rob Wade, CEO of Fox Entertainment. “There are few shows that lend themselves so perfectly to a gallery space, and with its unstoppable talent, performances, artistry and design, we’re grateful that our friends at Paley are joining us to immerse fans in the magic, intrigue and spectacle of The Masked Singer.”

The Masked Singer: Behind the Mask! is the latest exhibit to run at the Paley Museum, where each year the Museum presents exhibits that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the television programs, sporting events, and influential personalities who have made an indelible impact on society. Recent exhibits include Beyond the Big Game, Paley Celebrates National Geographic’s Genius: MLK/X—Two Minds, One Movement, A Paley Tribute to Roberto Clemente: The Legend of #21, and Paley Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Will & Grace.

Paley Members receive free admission to The Masked Singer: Behind the Mask! as well as advance and discounted tickets to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including PALEYFEST and PALEYLIVE conversations with celebrities; VIP invitations; admission to the Paley Archive library at The Paley Museum with an international collection of more than 160,000 television and radio programs across genres; access to the PaleyGX Gaming Studio and VR Experience; and more. For more information about Paley Membership, visit  

For more information on The Masked Singer: Behind the Mask! Spotlighting the Costumes That Captivated America, as well as other upcoming exhibits and programs, please visit

Teresa Brady, Director of Communications, The Paley Center for Media – 212.621.6757

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About The Paley Center for Media  

The Paley Center for Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has proudly made its home in NYC for almost 50 years and operates the iconic Paley Museum. Through its respected programming, the Paley Center leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of media, drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the media community. The general public can participate in Paley programs in both New York and Los Angeles that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the talent, and the leaders who are shaping media. The public can also access the Paley Center's permanent media collection, The Paley Archive, often referred to as a national treasure, containing over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. 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 about The Paley Center for Media, and to learn about the Paley Center’s acclaimed programming, please visit