See over 70 iconic costumes

A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY – The clock is ticking left to be able to visit some of film’s most iconic costumes, Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is extending weekend hours for Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. The exhibition closes October 1, 2017.

Beginning this weekend and continuing through the close of the exhibition, Star Wars and the Power of Costume will open an hour earlier on weekends. Guests can get their first glimpse of over 70 original costumes, including Darth Vader’s menacing mask and breathing apparatus, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. on Sundays. With attendance expected to increase in the final days of the exhibition (last Saturday saw the highest attendance during the exhibition’s run), extended morning hours are a great way for Star Wars™ fans to beat the afternoon crowds.

Pulled from the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Star Wars and the Power of Costume is a partnership of the museum, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and Lucasfilm. George Lucas imagined and created a fantastical world filled with dynamic characters who told the timeless story of the hero’s journey. The costumes shaped the identities of these now famous characters, from the menacing black mask of Darth Vader and the gilded suit of C-3PO, to the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and the iconic white dress worn by Princess Leia.

The exhibition uncovers the challenges, the intricate processes and the remarkable artistry of 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.

Star Wars and the Power of Costume is open through October 1 at Cincinnati Museum Center. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.cincymuseum.org/star-wars.

Star Wars and the Power of Costume is the third exhibition on which SITES has collaborated with Lucasfilm. Previous projects were Star Wars: The Magic of Myth and Star Wars: The Art of the Starfighter.