May the 4th be with you! Join us on the Woodward Ave. steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts dressed as your favorite Star Wars character for a galactic-sized group photo to celebrate Star Wars Day and the lead-up to the May 20 opening of Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume at the museum. The first 200 costumed attendees will receive 2 free exhibition tickets.
The photo will take place promptly at 6:20 p.m. Fans who arrive after the photo is taken can still collect an exhibition ticket until 200 pairs are given away. Attendees must arrive in costume to be eligible for free tickets. After the photo, fans are invited to visit the museum, which is open until 10 p.m.
Costumes are encouraged for the outdoor photo, but masks, lightsabers, and other weaponry are not permitted INSIDE the museum, should fans want to visit after the photo. To protect DIA artwork, full face paint is also prohibited, but a limited amount of face paint (for example, a design around the eye or cheek) is allowed. You can check your weaponry and masks at the coat check counters located at the museum’s Woodward and Farnsworth entrances, or you can return them to your car.
Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume, on view May 20–September 30, 2018, examines the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor. Explore the artistry of the world’s most recognized cinematic costumes, like Princess Leia, Stormtroopers, Chewbacca and droids, including C-3PO and R2-D2.