Exhibition Details

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

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Hollywood Costume Tickets

This is the final week for tickets for this special exhibition! Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-17. Children under age 6 are admitted free. General admission coupons or discounts are not applicable on Hollywood Costume tickets. 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.

Must See Exhibition

Hollywood Costume, a ground breaking exhibition that celebrates and explores costume design as a key component of cinema storytelling. Don’t miss your chance to see Darth Vader, and characters from Kill Bill, Gangs of New York, The Big Lebowski and much more! It’s not just about the clothes, it's a complete multi-media experience. From research bibles and props to film clips and recorded interviews, you will be intrigued to learn what it takes to design a costume, and from the actor’s perspective what it means to become the character. 

Making its West Coast premiere at Phoenix Art Museum, Hollywood Costume on tour from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, was featured in The New York Times as “Hollywood’s Finest on Display”, and claimed as a “monumental exhibition” by the LA Times. From Marilyn Monroe’s dress in The Seven Year Itch to Morticia’s dress in The Adam’s Family you will have the chance to see your favorites first hand before they are returned to studio vaults – over 100 costumes on display. This is a rare opportunity to see the costumes worn by unforgettable characters from films such as The Wizard of Oz,  SupermanTitanic, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Dark Knight Rises, and so many 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. 

Take A Look

Exhibition Programming


Royal Marie - June 8, 11am

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

Additional Information

Exhibition Hours

March 26 through July 6, 2014

Open late on Wednesday and Friday

  • Tuesday, 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday, 10 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday, 10 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM
  • First Fridays, 10 AM - 9:30 PM

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. 

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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