New exhibit displays science, culture, and art of superheroes at Everhart Museum in Scranton Feb. 3-July 17
From a press release:
The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton has announced a new multi-disciplinary exhibition called “Here I Come to Save the Day! The Science, Culture & Art of Superheroes,” which will run from Friday, Feb. 3 through Monday, July 17.
Exclusive to the Everhart, this exhibit will explore the animal powers of comic book superheroes and supervillains. Highlighting the museum’s natural science collection, the show will incorporate contemporary art pieces and historical artifacts to illustrate how these characters influenced American history and global popular culture, as well as how they have been used to interpret contemporary social issues.
Participating artists include Katherine Bradford, Scott Grow, Ryan Humphrey, Jeffrey Kent, Baxter Koziol, Shaun Leonardo, Myth, Mark Newport, Klaus Pichler, Dulce Pinzon, Hannah Rothstein, and Slinkachu.
Complementing the winter/spring exhibit “Here I Come to Save the Day,” area residents created artworks inspired by their own new and unique animal-based superhero or villain in “Animal Powers Activate! Community Art at the Everhart.” Through these collaborative efforts, the Everhart nurtures creativity and showcases artistic excellence in the community.
Museum hours are noon-4 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. Regular admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $3 for children ages 6-12, while museum members and children under 5 are free of charge.
A preview reception of “Here I Come to Save the Day!” with themed cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2. The party starts at 6 p.m., and the curator and artist tours begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person or $100 for patron level tickets.
The Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton) was founded in 1908 by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a Scranton physician and businessman with a keen interest in natural history. Through the museum’s collections, exhibits, and programs, it strives to integrate natural history, science, and art into the lives of people and spark their imaginations, challenge thought, and provide enjoyment.
Batman artwork by Hannah Rothstein; self-portrait luchador artwork by Shaun Leonardo