Science fiction meets fine art at DIA’s Star Wars costume exhibit

May 29, 2018

When audiences first heard the trumpet fanfare of John Williams's theme for Star Wars, it was a jolt of pure movie magic.

Forty-one years later, the magic is still there, and Star Wars continues to hold a Darth Vader-like grip on our imagination.

The Detroit Institute of Arts is tapping into that magic with its newest exhibit, Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Elliot Wilhelm is the curator of the exhibition and also the film curator of the Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA.

The exhibit features more than 60 costumes from seven of the Star Wars films. It runs now through September 30th.

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