NEW: See Disney costumes at Birmingham Museum of Art coming Feb. 17, 2024

BMA 1 NEW: See Disney costumes at Birmingham Museum of Art coming Feb. 17, 2024
The Birmingham Museum of Art is ready for some pixie dust. (Bham Now)

More magic is on its way to the Magic City. Today, the Birmingham Museum of Art has announced they are hosting the presentation of the critically acclaimed exhibition Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.

The enchanting exhibit will be comprised of 70 real-life costumes you’ve seen in the movies, highlighting the artistic ways iconic Disney characters have been brought to life over nearly half a century. Mark your calendars for February 17, 2024 to get a first look at the marvelous costumes that will be on display through August 18, 2024.

See dazzling tiaras + gowns at the Birmingham Museum of Art

On February 17, 2024, you’ll be able to find Cinderella’s lost slipper at the Birmingham Museum of Art, along with more of your favorite characters’ wardrobes. At the Heros and Villains exhibit, viewers will get the chance to explore the stunning collection of original works of art, including exquisite ball gowns, majestic capes, intricate uniforms, dazzling tiaras and more.

These remarkable pieces will provide a captivating glimpse into the creative process behind some of Disney’s most beloved characters, including:

  • Captain Jack Sparrow’s pirate garb
  • Cruella De Vil’s fashionable frock
  • Cinderella’s glass slipper
  • Sanderson Sisters’ wicked wardrobe
  • Belle’s ball gown from Beauty and the Beast
  • Mary Poppins’ dress from Mary Poppins Returns

It seems the dreams that you wish really will come true.

“The BMA is proud to work with Disney on our first major exhibition in nearly a decade, which will offer Birmingham a rare first-hand look at famous costumes that are a crucial part of Disney’s incomparable storytelling.”

Graham C. Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director, Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham, welcome Cinderella 2024

Birmingham Museum of Art
Cinderella’s beautiful gown. (Walt Disney Archives)

The main exhibition gallery is organized into three Disney archetypes: heroes, villains and the spaces between, dedicated to the complex and intriguing antiheroes of Disney. Alongside the displays, interactive elements will allow visitors to fully engage with the enchanting world of Disney costuming.

Of course, Cinderella has to have a special feature. Within the exhibit, visitors will get the chance to explore the magical “Cinderella’s Workshop” gallery, where they can admire a variety of dresses worn by the beloved fairy-tale character in different Disney productions throughout the years.

Tickets will go on sale on the Museum’s website this October. For updated information on hours, tickets and more, visit the museum’s website at

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Lauren Perry
Lauren Perry
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