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"Star Wars: The Magic of Myth"
2001-08-05 until 2002-01-05
Toledo Museum of Art
USA United States of America
One of the most visited Smithsonian exhibitions of all time, The Magic of Myth showcases original artwork, props, models, costumes and characters used to create the original Star Wars trilogy—Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi and includes artifacts from Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace.
The Magic of Myth connects the films to elements of classical mythology and world culture.
Closing in Toledo on January 5, 2002, The Magic of Myth was first shown at the National Air and Space Museum from October 1997 through January 1999. The popularity of the exhibition led the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES) to collaborate with Lucasfilm and bring the exhibition to some of the nation’s top museums. All artifacts are on loan from the archives of Lucasfilm Ltd.
Original artworks in the exhibition include concept drawings and paintings as well as storyboards with production notes. These works highlight changes in the Star Wars personalities and places as they evolved from early ideas to their final realization on the screen. Gouaches, pencil on paper, ink on paper, and oils are featured.