Museums This Week: Costumes in Cinema and California Plein-Air Art

(LT) The New World (2006), 17th Century, Colin Farrell as Captain John Smith, Costume Design by Jacqueline West (C) Casanova (2005), 18th Century, Heath Ledger as Giacomo Casanova, Costume Design by Jenny Beavan (RT) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), 18th Century Costume, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Costume Design by Penny Rose, Best Costume Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films | images via Bowers

Museums This Week is a guide to what's going on with exhibitions around Southern California. For recent openings, browse them here.

Bowers Museum
CUT! COSTUME AND THE CINEMA goes on a journey of glamour and artistry, as dictated by the world of film. The exhibit features 43 outfits from the British costumer, Cosprop Ltd.
Saturday, December 15 - Sunday, March 10, 2013

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art
When impressionism reached California, artists in the early 20th century were inspired by the landscape of the Golden State. California Dreaming: Plein-Air Painting from San Francisco to San Diego highlights the topography of the region.
December 15, 2012 - June 16, 2013

The Book of Kings, or the Shahnama, is a national literary epic in Iran. Rostam 2 -- The Return Series by Siamak Filizadeh builds on the themes and characters of the legend, fusing age-old archetypes with contemporary interpretations and images in this multi-media exhibit.
Ends December 16, 2012


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