Above: Opening weekend at the MFA exhibition Star Wars and the Power of Costume. Photo by David R. Wheeler.
Now playing at a museum near you: Star Wars and the Power of Costume.
In fact, it’s playing at only one museum near you: The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
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 Lucas, the concept artists and costume designers.
From the official press release of Star Wars and the Power of Costume, here are George Lucas’ thoughts on the exhibition:
“Craftsmanship and artistry in costume design are valued creative components in the Star Wars saga,” said Lucas. “The detailed precision of a design can be as bold a measure of storytelling as words on a page, leading to truths at the core of a character, situation or shared history. From initial concept drawings to complex physical constructions, the costumes featured in this exhibition serve to further define crucial aspects of worlds created to move, educate and entertain us—to inspire the imagination.”
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.