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Traveling exhibitition featuring Star Wars costumes comes to DIA

Darth Vader costume

Are you a Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) member and a fan of Star Wars? If so, there's great news: you get exclusive access to an exhibition featuring iconic costumes from that far away galaxy. 

"Star Wars and the Power of Costume," is a traveling exhibition that features more than 60 hand-crafted costumes from the Star Wars films, including Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Stormtroopers, Chewbacca, Han Solo, C-3PO, and more. In addition to showcasing the costumes, the exhibition explores both the challenges in dressing the actors, as well as the connection between character and costume. 

"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, in a press release. "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 DIA is the last stop on the exhibition's tour, which runs from May 20 through Sept. 30. If you're a DIA member, you can attend a members-only preview on May 18 and 19. 

Read more articles by Aaron Mondry.

Aaron Mondry is the managing editor of Model D and a Detroit-based freelance writer. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter @AaronMondry.
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