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Arlington Museum of Art Brings Cinema Glam to Downtown Arlington

In its current issue, Texas Monthly recognized the Arlington Museum of Art as "dynamic" and one of which the entire Metroplex is proud. We certainly are! The opening of Cut! Costume and the Cinema this Saturday is another great example of AMA's clever, unexpected and engaging exhibitions that draw people to Downtown Arlington from around town and across the country.

Cut! Costume and the Cinema

Featuring 40 exquisite period costumes from popular Hollywood films, Cut! Costume and the Cinema explores how wardrobe details can establish authenticity and uncover subtle clues about a character’s status, age, class and wealth as well as their role in the story.

This exhibit allows you to step onto the movie set with 43 costumes from 27 period films, including Sherlock Holmes, Academy Award winner The Duchess, pieces from the Costume Academy Award winner, and perennial favorites Pirates of the CaribbeanSense and Sensibility and The Phantom of the OperaThe films 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, Angelica Huston, and many others. 

About the Costumier

World-renowned British costumer Cosprop Ltd. earned its first Academy Award for Costume Design in 1986 in A Room With A View. Since then, the costumier has been nominated more than a dozen times. In 2007 three of the five Oscar nominees came from the Cosprop shop, only to be topped by winning the following year for The Duchess. Like their period prototypes, these opulent costumes are crafted of sumptuous fabrics and decorated with intricate embroidery and lace. 

Exhibition Schedule

Cut! Costume and the Cinema

May 19 – August 12, 2018

Opening Reception

for AMA members and sponsors

May 18, 2018

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About Downtown Arlington

Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington blends a unique mix of activities, sights, tastes and sounds that attract visitors and locals alike. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific fine and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate.