Grab the popcorn and stream these Glenn Close films before seeing the costumes in person at the Eskenazi Museum of Art.Find out where to watch them
Blast from the past
An IU Bloomington professor who helped make some of Close's Cruella De Vil costumes at a Broadway costume shop in the 1990s has been reunited with the pieces ahead of the exhibition.Read more
Lending a hand
Students in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design helped re-create a pair of iconic gloves Close wore as Cruella De Vil that are featured in the upcoming exhibition.Learn about the process
How Glenn Close's costumes ended up at Indiana University
Close searched nationwide for a place to house her collection of more than 800 costumes, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and an archival facility in Austin, Texas.Why Close chose IU
'The Art of the Character'
Dozens of Glenn Close's costumes from stage and screen will be on display during a special exhibition at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art from May 6 to Nov. 14.Read about the exhibition
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[ATAC editor’s note: Numbers before each entry represent minutes and seconds. Text in square brackets is added description. Text not in brackets is spoken text.]
[00:00] [VIDEO: A series of shots depicting costumes on mannequins.]
[00:05] [TEXT: “The Art of the Character: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection”]
[00:08] GLENN CLOSE: I did a lot research around the country of where there are facilities that could house as voluminous a collection as I had. It had become just too unwieldy and too expensive for me to maintain.
[00:09] [VIDEO: “Glenn Close: award winning actress” appears at the bottom of the screen as Glenn Close speaks]
[00:12] [VIDEO: A woman pushes a cart down a long hall filled with archival boxes. A close-up of a box sits on a shelf; the label reads "Fatal Attraction (1987)" with details and a photo of the box's content. Four people fit a costume on a mannequin. Three dressed mannequins stand in a room with boxes and undressed mannequins.]
[00:21] GLENN CLOSE: So I looked all around the country, frankly. But no one literally, that I know of, or I could find out, had the kind of facilities that Indiana University has, and already had, in their extraordinary state-of-the-art archival buildings.
[00:24] [VIDEO: A woman wheels a tall rack of archival boxes out of an elevator. A belted leather jacket sits on a mannequin, a rack of clothes hanging in bags sits behind. Two women dress a mannequin at the end of a long hall full of archival boxes. Clothes hang in bags on a clothes rack.]
[00:34] [VIDEO: A wide shot of Indiana University’s archival buildings. A closer shot of a door to the facility. A very close shot of the patterned concrete above the door of the archival building.]
[00:38] [TEXT: “Indiana University iu.edu”]
See "The Art of the Character" in person
What: An exhibition featuring 56 costumes that Glenn Close wore while portraying 11 characters from 14 productions.
Where: The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at IU Bloomington.
When: May 6 through Nov. 14.
How: The exhibition is free and open to the public. Visit the museum during its regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.
For additional information to help plan your visit, including parking and COVID-19 policies, visit the Eskenazi Museum's website.