DETROIT (WWJ) – The force is strong at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The museum will be hosting a massive exhibit featuring more than 60 costumes from the first seven movies in the Star Wars saga. “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” runs May 20 to Sept. 30, 2018.
Visitors will get an up-close look at costumes of some of the most beloved—and infamous—characters in cinema history, among them Queen Amidala, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Stormtroopers, Chewbacca, Han Solo, X-wing Pilots and Droids, including C-3PO and R2-D2. In addition, more than 150 pieces and sketches document the creative process, encompassing the essence of George Lucas’ vision and the exciting challenge of translating his iconic characters into a dynamic reality. This is a ticketed exhibition.
“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,” Salvador-Salort-Pons, DIA director, said in a statement. “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.”
Visitors can watch the designers and actors through several videos and experience the processes of concept artists and costume designers through interactive opportunities. Interpretation of cultural and historic context by Smithsonian scholars is also part of the experience.