Arts&Culture: Dali Duchamp/Costumes of Star Wars

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Star Wars and the Power of Costume
Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Dr NE
St. Petersburg  33701
(727) 896-2667
Through April 1, 2018
For ticket prices and hours, call the museum or go to mfastpete.org

Take a journey into the Star Wars universe as characters from seven movies are brought to life through a super-galactic exhibit of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars and the Power of Costume, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition,  continues through April 1 at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.   Get an inside look at the 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, the robes of Jedi masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, along with Chewbacca, X-Wing Pilots, the Droids, and, of course, C-3PO and R2-D2.

Dali/Duchamp

February 10-May 27
The Dali Museum
One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg 33701
(727) 823-3767
For hours and ticket information, go to thedali.org

The father of Surrealism, Salvador Dalí, meets the father of Conceptual Art, Marcel Duchamp, in the Dali Museum’s  latest exhibit. Dedicated to the friendship between the controversial French-born Duchamp  (1887-1968)  and the eccentric Spanish-born Dalí,  the show explores the common ground shared by two equally inventive, intelligent and irreverent minds.  Duchamp and Dali  maintained a lasting bond of friendship and mutual admiration throughout their careers.  The two men were united by a combination of humor and skepticism, which led both, in different ways, to challenge conventional views of art and life. The exhibit  combines some 60 works including  Duchamp’s  paintings,  assemblages and ready-mades, along  with better-known and lesser-known work by Dalí,  correspondence and collaborations between the two artists.