The new Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes interactive exhibit at The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle,WA held its opening gala party recently, and it was a resounding success.
The Red Carpet included such illustrious celebrities such as Kevin Smith (Marvel comic writer, filmmaker, actor, producer), James Marsters (Marvel’s Runaways), David Mandel (major lender and EP of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, showrunner and EP on Veep), G. Willow Wilson (creator, Ms. Marvel), Brian Crosby (Creative Director, Marvel, Themed Entertainment), Ann Nocenti (EP of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes), Brooks Peck (curator, MoPOP), and Benjamin Saunders (chief curator, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes).
In the wake of global phenomenon that is Marvel’s Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and the much-anticipated Ant-Man and the Wasp (opening July 6th) feature films, the exhibit features more than 300 artifacts including iconic artwork, costumes, set pieces and props from comics, films and TV shows like Captain America, The Avengers, Jessica Jones, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Doctor Strange.
Please check out a number of select photos in our slideshow gallery from the event below to see just how hot and exciting this opening gala party was. All photo credit goes to photographer Jim Bennett.
About MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes:
Take a journey through Marvel’s 80-year history from inception to modern day in MoPOP’s largest exhibition to date. Featuring more than 300 original artifacts including artwork, costumes, and props from such comics and films as Captain America, The Avengers, Jessica Jones, and many more. #MarvelMoPOP
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF POP CULTURE (MoPOP):
MoPOP is a cutting-edge, nonprofit museum dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, MoPOP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multi-generational audiences through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, and using interactive technologies to engage and empower its visitors. At MoPOP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation and scholarship to the popular culture of our time. MoPOP is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set amid the backdrop of the Seattle Center. For more information, visit www.MoPOP.org.