The EMP Museum in Seattle, WA never ceases to impress with its dedication to the popular arts. A few months ago, it was the first place to host Star Wars and the Power of Costume, an exhibit sponsored by the Smithsonian. Now it delves into the world of Fantasy with its latest attraction: Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic.
Showing off everything from movies, books, and games, Worlds of Myth and Magic transports us into the realms we grew up loving. Taken from movies, the exhibit displays a vast array of fictional weapons, like Conan’s sword from Conan the Barbarian. When Dorothy killed the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, her hat was the only thing that remained: this is on display. For those of you that enjoy a little more whimsy, the costumes of Indigo Montoya, Princess Buttercup, and the Dread Pirate Roberts from The Princess Bride are in full view, as well.
Not only are there costumes of these fantastic characters, but also glimpses into their creation. A collection of original notebooks and manuscripts from Jim Henson, George R.R. Martin and Tolkien are available for perusal. If you are in the Seattle area, I highly recommend checking it out. If you are NOT, then you can check out the gallery below and live vicariously through the internet!
Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic is included with a General Admission ticket to the EMP, and is free for EMP members. You can find ticket and museum info here.
But what say you? Is there anything here that brings back memories? Or is there something new you’d like to discover? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments below.