Cut! Costume and the Cinema

Cut! - White bckgrndPresented by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, England

July 11 – December 6, 2014

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Johnny Depp, Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the CaribbeanAmy Adams, Delysia Lafosse, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a DayStep into the exciting world of costume design with CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Featuring 40 exquisite period costumes from popular Hollywood films, paired with a series of portraits from the Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores how wardrobe details can establish authenticity and uncover subtle clues about a painting’s subject or a costume’s character.

The films and paintings represented in the exhibition depict five centuries of history, drama and comedy with period costumes worn by famous film stars Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Sandra Bullock, Uma Thurman, Anjelica Huston, and many others. In all, more than 30 actors will be represented from 25 films, including the new release, Sherlock Holmes, Academy Award winner The Duchess and perennial favorites Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense and Sensibility and The Phantom of the Opera.

Guest Lecture: Lara Beene

Playing Dress-Up: The Costume Designer’s World
Thursday, October 23 | 7 PM
MOA Auditorium

Take 5 Faculty Panel Discussion

Costumes, Cinema, and the Cult of Celebrity
Wednesday, October 29 | 7 PM
MOA Auditorium

First Friday at the MOA

Exhibition Closing Celebration
Friday, December 5 | 7-10 PM
MOA Galleries

Hollywood Red Carpet Night

Exhibition Opening Celebration
July 11 | 7-9 PM
MOA Galleries


Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Shown: Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Costume Design: Penny Rose, Image Credit: Photofest

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), Shown: Amy Adams as Delysia LaFosse, Costume Designer: Michael O’Connor, Photographer: Kerry Brown, Image Credit: Focus Features/Photofest