The Force of Fandom

On View March 3, 2018 – August 19, 2018

This exhibition celebrates the ways the world’s most famous galaxy-spanning odyssey inspires creativity. From original works by of official illustrators to funny and weird bootleg action figures, the works in this exhibition demonstrate how the media franchise from far, far away has influenced generations of fans and creators.

Related Events

May the Fourth 
Happy Hour Celebration
Friday, May 4, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Celebrate everyone’s favorite saga from far, far away with themed cocktails and music straight from the cantina. Visit the CMA exhibition The Force of Fandom and share your own personal memories of the most famous galaxy-spanning odyssey. Explore your creativity with hands-on activities within the exhibition. Costumes are encouraged! Tickets are $10, $5 for CMA members. Price includes admission to The Force of Fandom, drink ticket, and light snacks.

Family Costume Breakfast
July 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Are you a fan of the light side or the dark side…of breakfast? Come celebrate the newest exhibition in the CMA Open Gallery, The Force of Fandom, with a family breakfast. Which character from far, far away is your favorite? Come dressed as them and take a photo with some imperial special guests. Tickets include a breakfast buffet and early access to the Chase Center for Creativity. Nonmember tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children 6-17, and $5 for children 5 and younger. Members receive $5 off per ticket. Please note: this is the rescheduled date.


[Image credit: The Kiss (Some Like it Hoth), 2017, by Brian Ewing, private collection]

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