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Exclusive MARVEL exhibit makes its world premiere at MoPOP in Seattle

Party like a super hero! The wait is almost over!

MARVEL: UNIVERSE of SUPER HEROES, a brand new exhibition - will be a must see experience for fans of "Spider-Man", "Black Panther", "Thor" and more iconic heroes and villains of Marvel comics and movies. This comic-book-lover's dream is being built in Seattle before it tours the world. Now we know how you can be part of the opening weekend excitement!

The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) announced a power-packed weekend of events to kick off the world-premiere opening including live performances, official Marvel costumed characters, photo ops, interactive experiences, giveaways, and early access to Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes.

Here’s how you can celebrate opening weekend.

GRAND OPENING PARTY – April 20, 2018

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 8:00pm – Midnight
Venue: Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $11-$33 Purchase online MoPOP.org/Marvel.
All-ages to enter. 21+ to drink.

Program Highlights:

  • First look at Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibition
  • DJ sets by legendary Grammy-winning producer Pete Rock
  • Performances by world-champion hip-hop dance crew, The Massive Monkees
  • Red carpet photo ops with official Marvel costumed-characters Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, Thor, Black Widow, and more
  • Activities including DIY cosplay, hero self-portraits, and real-world robotics demos

OPENING WEEKEND – April 21-22, 2018

Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2018
Time: 10:00am-7:00pm (extended hours)
Venue: Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $25-$36
All-ages
Buy online and save at MoPOP.org/Marvel. Includes admission to all MoPOP galleries

Program Highlights:

  • Free official Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes poster designed by Marvel artist Nick Bradshaw for first 1000 visitors
  • Red carpet photo ops with official Marvel costumed characters
  • Activities including DIY cosplay and hero self-portraits
  • Super-hero film production for kids with Seattle International Film Festival
  • Design, build, and experiment with Marvel-inspired inventions at Pacific Science Center’s Tinker Tank hands-on maker space

What’s inside the exhibition?

Pages, costumes and props never seen before by the public will be on display. Seeing more than 300 original artifacts to make you exclaim, “Make Mine Marvel!” as the old school comics proclaimed.

The new exhibition shares the Marvel story from the comic books of legends Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko to movie screens and beyond. The retrospective comes as the Marvel Cinematic Universe celebrates a decade of blockbuster movies and just before AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, and ahead of the Marvel Comics 80th anniversary the following year.

The exhibition will trace the history of the company, its huge influence on pop culture and how their comics have responded to social issues and moments. Fans can pay homage to legendary creators and learn how they came up with the super heroes and bad guys we cheer for.

The exhibition has been curated by a team that includes three scholars of comics – Benjamin Saunders, Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, all of whom are university professors and experts in their field. MoPOP curators Brooks Peck and Jacob McMurray, acclaimed comics writers and editors Ann Nocenti and Danny Fingeroth, also contributed.

Get your cosplay on. Party like Thor after defeating Frost Giants.

See you a MoPop for a Marvelous weekend!

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