Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) will open an exhibition this spring featuring more than 300 of Marvel's superhero artworks, costumes and props.
Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) will open an exhibition in the spring featuring more than 300 of Marvel’s superhero artworks, costumes and props.
The exhibition, called “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes,” is intended to trace the story of the company, from its beginnings to its influence over the years on the wider culture. It will take place as the company marks 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ahead of its 80th anniversary in 2019, according to a news release from MoPOP. It will also look at the narratives of iconic Marvel characters including Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Doctor Strange.
According to MoPOP, the exhibition will feature items such as pages of original comic art from private collections, rare artifacts including the only known surviving page from the first published Marvel comic, and more recent items such as the Cloak of Levitation worn by Benedict Cumberbatch’s title character in the movie “Doctor Strange.”
MoPOP says the exhibition, scheduled to open April 21, will be the largest one it’s ever staged.