EMP's World Premiere Exhibits for 2013

Fantasy comes to life through costumes and props

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The EMP Museum, located on the Seattle Center campus adjacent to the Space Needle, announced two world premiere exhibits for 2013.

Organized by EMP, an exhibit called Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic brings to life the tales of the fantasy genre with rare artifacts from literature, film, television and comics. Visitors can see famous costumes and props like the Cowardly Lion costume and a Winkie guard from "The Wizard of Oz" and Buttercup's wedding dress from"The Princess Bride"; plus original hand-edited manuscript pages from J.R.R Tolkien’s "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." State-of-the-art interactive installations allow visitors to further explore fantasy archetypes and create fantasy world maps. This world premiere exhibit opens on April 27, 2013.

Also organized by EMP, the Larger Than Life: The Power of Costume exhibition examines the impact of costumes on popular culture with clothing worn by stars of the silver screen and the world of rock. Among the highlights are the suave styles of Humphrey Bogart’s signature fedora and Sean Connery’s 007 dinner jacket as well as transformative get-ups like Batgirl’s slinky suit and the flamboyant outfits of KISS. The exhibit runs from Nov. 16, 2013 through September 14, 2014.

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