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In a gallery not so far away

Exhibit of ‘Star Wars’ costumes and drawings coming to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

A glamorous component of that famous galaxy far, far away is landing in St. Petersburg.

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg will host “Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume” as the only Florida venue of the nationally traveling show. It opens Nov. 11.

Sixty-one handcrafted costumes and additional concept drawings by top professionals in the film industry are included in the show. They have been culled from the archives of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, founded by filmmaker George Lucas, who created and directed the first Star Wars film in 1977 and developed it into a mega-franchise. Many of the characters in the saga of good-versus-evil have become iconic, closely identified with their attire.

In a statement, Lucas said, “The detailed precision of a design can be as bold a measure of storytelling as words on a page, leading to truths at the core of a character, situation or shared history.”


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