AmadeusCostumes for the Obsessed and Vengeful
CategoryExhibit, Past Exhibits
August 13 – December 31, 2016 • Smith Gallery
This multimedia exhibition features elaborate costumes and props from the Miloš Forman film Amadeus. The 1984 film won 8 Academy Awards, including best director, best costume design for Czech designer Theodor Pištěk, best picture and best actor.
The exhibit will feature original sketches from the designer, film clips, scripts and photographs complement the over-the-top costumes on loan from Barrandov Studio, Prague. The story of this movie is important, not only because it was directed by the great Miloš Forman, but also because it was filmed in Prague in the early 1980s, when Czechoslovakia was still under communist rule. Behind the scenes stories from the cast and crew peppered with tales of secret police, culture clashes and impressions of Prague through new eyes, make this a once-in-a-lifetime peek at the costumes from an iconic motion picture.