Star Wars: The Magic of Myth

October 31, 1997 – January 31, 1999

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Flight and the Arts, Gallery 211, 2nd Floor, East Wing Floor Plan

Original props, models, costumes, characters, and artwork from the Star Wars trilogy are used to compare elements of the films to elements of mythology, following a classic mythological "hero's journey." The exhibition commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Star Wars trilogy, which includes Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and The Return of the Jedi (1983). Objects include the characters Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Jabba the Hutt; production models of a X-Wing, the Millennium Falcon, a TIE Fighter, the AT-AT Walkers, and an Imperial Star Destroyer; and Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, Han Solo's figure frozen in carbonite, Princess Leia's slave-girl costume, and a Speeder Bike. Several costumes and props from the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition (1997) are also on view.