Phoenix Art Museum is honored to be the only West Coast venue of Hollywood Costume, a ground breaking exhibition that celebrates and explores costume design as a key component of cinema storytelling. Arriving in Phoenix from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, this major multimedia exhibition explores the essentials of costume design and illuminates the costume designer’s creative process, bringing together more than 100 of the world’s most iconic costumes from a century of filmmaking.
The exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum, the first and only showing west of the Mississippi, will be a rare opportunity to see the clothes worn by unforgettable characters from films such as The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, Superman, Titanic, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Dark Knight Rises, and so much more. Many of the costumes have never left private and archival collections in California, and most have never been publicly displayed or seen beyond the secure walls of studio archives. It will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime event.
This specially-ticketed event will open in March 26, 2014. We will provide up-to-the minute information on this exciting exhibition, including opportunities to enjoy special benefits with this exclusive, limited-time event. Check back for continuing updates.
Hollywood Costume Tickets
Tickets for this special exhibition are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-17. Children under age 6 are admitted free. Service fees may apply. For group sales information click here.
March 26, 2014 through July 6, 2014
- Tuesday, 12Noon-5pm
- Wednesday, 12Noon-8:30pm
- Thursday, 12Noon-5pm
- Friday, 10am-8:30pm
- Saturday, 10am-5pm
- Sunday, 10am-5pm
- First Fridays, 10am-9:30pm
Tickets are available every 30 minutes during exhibition hours. Last entry time is one hour before exhibition closes.
The Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Avenue. It is on the northeast corner of McDowell and Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, AZ. For a map, click here.
Limited free parking is available in the lot on the north side of the Museum.
Gladiator ©Dreamworks/Universal/The Kobal Collection/JAAP Buitendijk. Costume Designer: Janty Yates.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace ©Warner Bros/DC Comics/The Kobal Collection. Costume Designer: John Bloomfield.
Titanic ©20th Century Fox/Paramount/The Kobal Collection. Costume Designer: Deborah L. Scott.
Hollywood Costume is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and was curated by renowned costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Coming to America), Sir Christopher Frayling (Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, Royal College of Art), and set and costume designer and V&A Assistant Curator Keith Lodwick. The exhibition has been designed by Casson Man of London.
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