Exhibition Details

Location: Katz Wing, Main Level
Dates: March 26, 2014
to July 6, 2014

Overview | Exhibition Hours | Exhibition Programming | Additional Information

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Hollywood Costume Tickets

Tickets for this special exhibition include General Admission are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-17. Children under age 6 are admitted free. Museum Members receive limited number of free tickets, call (602) 257-2124 to become a Member today! 

Same day tickets are available at the door during Museum hours.

Advanced reservations are available online or through the Ticket Sales Office at (602) 257-2138. Service fees apply. Interested in coming as a group? For group sales information click here.


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, SupermanTitanic, 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. More information available here.


Exhibition Hours

March 26, 2014 through July 6, 2014

  • Tuesday, Noon-5pm
  • Wednesday, Noon-8:30pm
  • Thursday, Noon-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.

Exhibition Programming


Hollywood Costume Symposium - April 12, 10am

Creating Character Through Screenwriting - April 26, 1pm

Fashion Illustration for Cinema - May 17, 1pm

Hollywood Costuming with Special Effects Makeup! - May 18, 1pm


Costume, Character & Story - April 13, 1pm

Hepburn & Monroe - May 11, 11am

Icon: Cleopatra - May 18, 11am

Royal Marie - June 8, 11am

Heroes (Super & Otherwise) - June 22, 11am


Hollywood Costume Party - April 11, 7pm

Additional Information


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. 

Where to Stay: 

Starwood Hotels


Since its first ticketed exhibition in 1998, the Museum has relied on volunteers to aid with school groups, visitors, and Museum events. Our highly anticipated ticketed exhibition Hollywood Costume is no exception, and we need you!

You can help provide a wonderful experience for visitors, while enjoying all of the art the Museum has to offer. Volunteers are needed weekdays, weekends and some evenings. You must be 16 years or older to volunteer.

Contact the Volunteer Office: (602) 307-2002 or volunteer@phxart.org.

List of Costumes

Exhibition Sponsors

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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