MoPOP Marvel

Tony Stark’s Lab is one of many different settings in which visitors can immerse themselves and interact with their favorite characters at MoPOP’s “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” exhibition next spring. (Studio TK rendering)

The largest exhibition ever staged at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture will feature hundreds of original artifacts and much more as it lifts the mask on one of the most iconic brands in comics and film.

MoPOP and SC Exhibitions commissioned several renowned Marvel artists to create a series of posters for the Seattle show which will be released over the months to come. Michael Allred’s interpretation shows Spider-Man swinging from the iconic Space Needle. (MoPOP / Marvel Image)

“Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes,” opening next April at the museum created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is billed as the world’s first and most extensive exhibition celebrating Marvel’s visual and cultural impact.

The story of the nearly 80-year-old company will include a selection of rare pages of original comic art from some of the most impressive private collections in the world as well as costumes, props and interactive elements. Many of the items have never before been seen by the public

Marvel is home to such heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and teams including the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the Avengers.

“Our show takes us from the origins of the Marvel Universe to the present, providing a chance to see some of the rarest and most precious objects to have survived from the past 80 years of pop culture history,” curator Ben Saunders said in a news release about the exhibition, which is being produced by MoPOP, SC Exhibitions and Marvel Entertainment.

(Studio TK rendering)Marvel statues will provide photo opportunities throughout the exhibition. (Studio TK rendering)

According to MoPOP, “Universe of Super Heroes” will trace the story of the company …read more

Source:: GeekWire

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