— Hollywood Costume —
Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Visitors to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art will see clothing worn onscreen by some of their favorite movie stars when the special exhibition “Hollywood Costume” opens this fall. The collection features more than 100 costumes, most of which have never been on public display.
The costumes in the display come from some of the most popular films of the past 100 years. Fans will recognize items that appeared in “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Birds,” “My Fair Lady,” “Superman,” “Titanic,” “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” among many others.
“Hollywood Costume” will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art November 2 through February 15 and then will embark on a tour of other museums around North America.
— Treasures of the Civil War —
Gettysburg National Military Park
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the bloodiest and most famous battles of the Civil War. To commemorate this sesquicentennial, the Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center at the Gettysburg National Military Park is presenting “Treasures of the Civil War,” a special exhibit opening June 16.
The new exhibit will use historic artifacts from Civil War collections around the country to give visitors a look at the professional and personal lives of some of the great leaders of that period, among them Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass and Clara Barton. In all, the exhibit will examine the lives of 13 leaders from the Civil War era.
Admission to the exhibit is included in a standard museum ticket.
— Designing Tomorrow: —
America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s
The Henry Ford • Dearborn, Michigan
In the 1930s, world’s fairs were some of the most anticipated events on the planet. They highlighted the best in global architecture, cutting-edge technology and human achievement. The Henry Ford’s special exhibition, “Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s,” examines the six Depression-era fairs that took place in the United States.
Artifacts in the exhibit come from the fairs that took place in Chicago, San Diego, Dallas, Cleveland, San Francisco and New York, which were attended by millions of people. Items on display include building models, architectural remnants, furniture and period film footage, as well as one-of-a-kind pieces such as the “Elektro the Moto-Man” robot.
The exhibit runs April 27 through September 2.