08 Mar ‘Star Wars’ costumes land at the DIA this spring
Source: Curbed Detroit
The force will be at the DIA May 20
Eager to find out how short a stormtrooper really is? Or if Chewbacca is just a big walking carpet? A special exhibit coming to the Detroit Institute of Arts will answer those questions and more.
More than 60 original costumes from the first seven movies land in the DIA in May with the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit. Visitors will also see more than 150 pieces and sketches documenting the creative process of the films, from vision to reality.
Visitors will get a close look at the costumes of characters including Queen Amidala, Darth Vader,Princess Leia, Stormtroopers, Chewbacca, Han Solo, X-wing Pilots, and Droids, including C-3PO and R2-D2.
Many videos will also be on hand for visitors to watch, showing the process of concept artists and designers, along with historic and cultural context from Smithsonian scholars.
“This exhibition allows visitors to explore the creative processes behind the art of costume design, while discovering the unexpected ways in which these works relate to art from the DIA’s collection,” said Salvador-Salort-Pons, DIA director. “It also connects directly with our Detroit Film Theatre program, which has shared the art of film with hundreds of thousands of visitors over its 42-year history.”
The exhibit runs May 20 through September 30. DIA members can get in to the exhibit for free, and can start reserving tickets March 15. Tickets for the general public go on sale April 1 and are as follows:
$19 Tuesday–Thursday, $24 Friday–Sunday; Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb county residents receive a $5 per ticket discount
Groups of 15+: $15 Tuesday–Thursday, $20 Friday–Sunday; groups from Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties receive a $3 per ticket discount
Youth ages 6–17
Youth groups of 15+: $6
The DIA will be open for extended hours for this special exhibit.
Star Wars and the Power of Costume is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and Lucasfilm, Ltd. The Denver Art Museum provided additional scholarship and creative modifications to the exhibition at the DIA. Exhibit items are on loan from the Archives of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
More information can be found here.