Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, an immersive exhibition featuring more than 300 original artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic costumes, props, and original art opens at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton on October 19, 2019. The exhibition, opens in Edmonton as the Canadian premiere during Marvel’s 80th anniversary year. The Edmonton stop brings a thoroughly reimagined layout, ambitious new installations, and never-before-seen content.
The exhibition traces the story of the company and its influence on visual culture – including how it has responded to historical events and addressed wider issues such as gender, race and mental illness – as well as uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Doctor Strange.The exhibition also pays tribute to pioneering creators such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko whose collective imagination made Marvel into the endlessly expansive fictional universe known today.
“Marvel transformed the idea of the Super Hero in the 1960s—and beyond—by ratcheting up the visual spectacle, emotional dynamism and philosophical sophistication of the action-adventure comics genre,” says Brian Crosby, Creative Director, Themed Entertainment. “Marvel has always been a reflection of the world outside your own window and one of its most compelling messages has always been, that anyone—regardless of race, religion or gender—can be a Super Hero.”