Star Wars™

and the Power of Costume
Nov 13, 2016–Apr 9, 2017
Stormtrooper, Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi costume as seen in Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibition

Stormtrooper

Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi

© & ™ 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Queen Amidala, Thrown Room Gown, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace as worn by actress Natalie Portman, and as seen in Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibition

Queen Amidala

Throne Room Gown

Star Wars™: The Phantom Menace

© & ™ 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Concept Art - Chewbacca

Concept Art

Chewbacca

Star Wars™: A New Hope

© & ™ 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Queen Amidala, Senate Gown, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace concept art as seen in the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibition

Concept Art

Queen Amidala

Senate Gown

Star Wars™: The Phantom Menace

© & ™ 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

R2-D2 and C-3PO, Droids in the Star Wars films and as seen in Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibition

C-3PO

Star Wars™: Empire Strikes Back

R2-D2

Star Wars™: A New Hope

© & ™ 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Han Solo, Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi costume as worn by Harrison Ford, and as seen in the Star Wars and Power of Costume exhibition

Han Solo

Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi

© & ™ 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Darth Sidious, Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith as seen in Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibition

Darth Sidious

Senate Chamber Robes

Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith

© & ™ 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Tusken Raider, Star Wars™: Attack of the Clones female costume worn by Sand People on Tatooine as seen in Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibition

Tusken Raider

Female Costume

Star Wars™: Attack of the Clones

© & ™ 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Boba Fett, Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back as seen in Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibition

Boba Fett

Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back

© & ™ 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

about

Closed: November 13, 2016–Apr 9, 2017
Hamilton Building - Level 2

Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 70 original costumes. Star Wars and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in all seven films of the Star Wars series—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.

Watch the designers and actors through several exhibition videos. Learn cultural and historic context as interpreted by Smithsonian scholars. Experience the processes of concept artists and costume designers with interactive encounters. Explore the artistry of the world’s most recognized cinematic costumes, including Queen Amidala, Chewbacca, X-Wing Pilots, and Droids, including C-3PO and R2-D2.

This exhibition goes beyond the chronological, literary, or filmic order often used to chronicle Star Wars. It focuses instead on the creative process, encompassing the essence of George Lucas’ vision and the exciting challenge of translating his iconic characters into a dynamic reality.

Star Wars and the Power of Costume was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in partnership with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and in consultation with Lucasfilm Ltd. Objects in this exhibition are on loan from the Archives of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Star Wars™ and all related characters, names and indicia are trademarks of & copyright © & TM 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

The presentation at the Denver Art Museum is generously funded by the Kemper/UMB Foundations, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Lu and Chris Law, and Fine Arts Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.

Plan

Individual Tickets

Admission to the exhibition is available through timed-entry tickets. Certain time slots are already selling out—advance reservations are highly recommended.

Tickets include an audio guide (also available in kid-friendly and Spanish versions), and general admission to the museum.

Renew your membership or become a member today to get your tickets at the best price. Membership is also available by calling 720-913-0130.

Group Tickets & Event Rentals—Now Available

Tickets for groups of 10 or more are now available, as well as reservations for private gallery rentals and events, including 2016 holiday parties. Please contact Group Sales at 720-913-0088 or email groupsales@denverartmuseum.org for group tickets and booking details.

School & Youth Groups

Field trip reservation times are booking quickly. Learn more about field trip availability, audio guides, chaperones, and other details, then submit a reservation request. Tickets are $5 per student.

Location & Parking

Guarantee your parking spot in the Cultural Center Complex Garage: CulturalParking.com

Learn more about directions and parking options here.

Things to Do

  • Detail of Costume Studio photographs with thread and dress forms
    Event: Artists & Studios

    The Costume Studio & Weekend Demonstrations

    Occurs every day the museum is open through September 10, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

    Hands-on activities and weekend artist demonstrations. Explore the vital role that costumes play in developing characters and telling stories on stage and film. More

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