Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes debuts at The Franklin Institute!
From the earliest Marvel comic books to original theatrical costumes of Black Panther and Captain America, Marvel’s most iconic comics, costumes and props are on display this spring at The Franklin Institute.
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes premieres in Philadelphia as the East Coast debut during Marvel’s 80th anniversary year and in the midst of a string of highly anticipated new film releases.
The 15,000 square-foot exhibit traces the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture, while also uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange. It gives insight into how Marvel has influenced and drawn inspiration from the ever-changing tides of popular culture, tracing how their stories have responded to historical events and addressed broader issues such as gender, race, and mental illness. The exhibit 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.
The exhibit is on view in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion from April 2 through September 13.
Look for exciting new themes and speakers for the some of our popular monthly public programs, including Night Skies in the Observatory, Science after Hours and our lively Speaker Series. For more details, visit www.fi.edu.