Photo of C-3PO by David R. Wheeler, Editor
This week, Star Wars and the Power of Costume opens to the general public at St. Pete’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Presenting more than 60 of the finest hand-crafted costumes from the first seven films in the Star Wars series, the exhibition uncovers the challenges, the intricate processes, and the remarkable artistry of George Lucas, the concept artists, and costume designers. The costumes reflect an eclectic mix of cultural, historical, and mythical sources that add rich texture to the story.
Featured costumes include the:
· Monk-like robes of Jedi masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker
· Intimidating suit and complex breathing apparatus of Darth Vader
· Military-influenced uniforms of the Imperial Stormtrooper, Senate Guard and TIE Fighter Pilot
· Yak hair and mohair costume of the towering Wookiee Chewbacca
· Intergalactic outfits of Senators Bail Organa, Mon Mothma and Mas Amedda
· Fierce armor of mercenary bounty hunters Jango Fett, Boba Fett and Zam Wesell
· Elaborately detailed gowns of Queen Amidala, Queen Jamillia and their handmaidens
Non-Member Ticket Pricing
Youth (ages 7 – 17): $18
Children 6 and under: Free
$10 admission price for Individual and Dual (Family) level members
About the Museum of Fine Art
The MFA at 255 Beach Drive N.E. has a world-class collection, with works by Monet, Morisot, Rodin, O’Keeffe, Willem de Kooning, and many other great artists. Also displayed are ancient Greek and Roman, Egyptian, Asian, African, pre-Columbian, and Native American art. Selections from the photography collection, one of the largest and finest in the Southeast, are now on view in a gallery dedicated to the medium. Kristen A. Shepherd is the Executive Director.