UNIVERSE OF SUPER HEROES
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), SC Exhibitions and Marvel Entertainment celebrate the world premiere of MARVEL: UNIVERSE OF SUPER HEROES.
SC Exhibitions has teamed up with The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and Marvel Entertainment, to produce an exciting new show celebrating Marvel's artistic and cultural legacy.
For people around the world, Marvel conjures up images of one thing: Super Heroes. Whether in the vibrant colours of comic books, or the all-consuming brilliance of the big screen, Marvel characters have captured imaginations for the past 80 years.
Readers and viewers have been catapulted into a vibrant alternate universe of characters and stories that defy belief. The launch of Marvel’s ambitious movie franchise has only heightened this fascination, and as comic books gain a firm foothold as a legitimate part of our visual culture and heritage, there’s a unique opportunity to look back on the publisher’s enduring legacy. It’s also a chance to recognize the so-called “imaginauts” – such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko – behind the stories that have made the Marvel saga one of the most expansive fictional universes ever created.
There couldn’t be a better time for a museum exhibition that tells the story of the company, and its cast of Super Heroes, to what is sure to be a legion of visitors – from families with children, to pop culture and comic book enthusiasts, as well as moviegoers, keen collectors and anyone who’s been awed by the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the last 10 years.
The exhibition features rare and original artifacts – including some of the publisher’s most iconic pages, and costumes and props – exploring Marvel's heritage in both print and on-screen. They uncover individual characters, and their narratives, as well as the development of the company as a whole and its influence on contemporary visual culture. SC Exhibitions has partnered with an outstanding curatorial team, including three renowned scholars of comics that led the show’s development. Benjamin Saunders is curator of the show, working in close collaboration with Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, all of them university professors and experts in this field. MoPOP curators Brooks Peck and Jacob McMurray, as well as comic book writers Anne Nocenti and Danny Fingeroth, complete the curatorial lead team.
Immersive set pieces place guests into classic comic book scenescapes like Tony Stark's lab, giving them a first-person view of the super hero's world, while a thrilling soundscape by composers Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer completes the scene.
Produced in partnership with Marvel Themed Entertainment, the show will carry the MoPOP brand too. The exhibition made its world premiere in April 2018, at the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle.
The Earth’s Mightiest Show team take a peek at what waits for you at the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibition.
Over the years Marvel has released some legendary comic book covers. Take a trip to MoPOP and find out how they were made.
It doesn't matter if your favourite is Spider-Man, Doctor Strange or the Thing, our Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibition has them all.
Kingdom of Giants
“DINO WORLD” is the largest dinosaur touring exhibition in Germany.
transforms an exhibition hall into a fascinating primeval world with more than 60 life-sized dinosaurs and fossils. Across more than 2,000 square meters, visitors both big and small, will be able immerse themselves in our planet’s mysterious past – eye to eye with Tyrannosaurus Rex. Children and their parents will encounter impressive colossuses - which thanks to sophisticated animatronics move in a deceptively lifelike fashion – while exploring meticulously designed landscapes from mysterious periods in our Earth’s history which disappeared millions of years ago. There is something to discover, touch, or try out everywhere – an exhibition visit has never been this captivating!
Participate, discover, and be amazed is the motto of the adventure exhibition which has been specially designed for children and families. Interactive play stations, dino riding, excavation sites, children’s rallies, handicraft and painting games, and even real fossils to touch: “DINO WORLD” provides plenty of opportunities for playing, discovering, and being active. In the research tent young visitors can become paleontologists, exploring the minutest details of the colossuses with microscopes, while at the excavation site visitors become fossil hunters.
Dinosaurs are one of the most fascinating species ever to populate the blue planet. Their rule lasted almost 200 million years. What did the Earth look like at the time of the primeval giants? What was the supercontinent Pangea? What led to the development of the dangerous Tyrannosaurus Rex? The exhibition explains what phenomena led to the development of unique types of dinosaurs specific to each of the seven continents – until the impact of a meteorite wiped out the majestic species forever.
The exhibition is produced by Imagine Exhibitions, USA.
The Discovery of King Tut & Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures
SC Exhibitions is the producer of the "The Discovery of King Tut" (in North America) and "Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures," an exhibition touring with three units around the globe.
Millions of visitors around the world have been fascinated by our reconstruction of the boy king's tomb, featuring around 1,000 replica artefacts crafted in Egypt.
Our exhibitions offer visitors a once-in-a-lifetime insight into the archaeology of ancient Egypt. They are taken on a journey of exploration to experience the treasures of Tutankhamun and his famous tomb chambers exactly as they were when discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. Through our exhibitions, they relive that magical moment of discovery.
Along the way, our guests are guided by a free audio tour based on Howard Carter’s diaries, read educational wall panels by Egyptologists and watch videos produced for the exhibition.
The Exhibition's Official Trailer
Give us three minutes and seven seconds to introduce our exhibition to you.
History in Colour
The excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb was documented by Harry Burton through his iconic black and white photos, now found in almost every book published about the boy king. As part of our New York exhibition, we brought these black and white photos to life, transforming them into colour and animating them. Watch our 15 part mini-video series highlighting these images; each video runs for about two minutes and features the real story of this great archaeological find.
THE ART OF THE STREET
Street Art is everywhere – in the streets, on the walls, on trains and buses and in the media. It's even in museums, and can be found all around the world. In our latest project visitors can enjoy the wide world of Street Art in one single place, at one spectacular exhibition.
MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET presents today’s most vital and imaginative art form – Street Art – in all its diversity. It's political, lyrical, biting, critical, and always entertaining. In MAGIC CITY the whole streetscape becomes an artist’s studio, an urban museum of the imagination. On the walls and in the squares of this specially built city of dreams you will find new works by the world’s best street artists – painted, sprayed, scratched, glued, or even crocheted for this exhibition. With the exception of a few loans, the show is the product of an artistic collaboration between more than 60 street artists, curated by the renowned American team Carlo McCormick and Ethel Seno. A unique design concept (“a city”), a soundscape produced in Hollywood, a street art film programme and a universal multimedia tour on iPods rounds off the exhibition. Visitors can also take photos of works of anamorphic art, making it even more engaging. MAGIC CITY is a visual adventure, which will draw young crowds to your venue’s doors, and bring the street art megatrend closer to school classes and older visitors alike.
“It was mind blowing. Great music and great art!!!” reads a visitor's feedback on our Facebook page. A father writes: “Great exhibition with many different interpretations of Street Art. Very creative and inspiring. Our children (13 & 15 years) were also enthusiastic, and as a souvenir a street artist, who was present, tagged their name on a cardboard.” One of Germany’s leading newspapers, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, described MAGIC CITY as a “hybrid between exhibition and happening”. This new exhibition earned coverage in all relevant German media. It also raised the question of whether Street Art should go indoors.
The blog Brooklyn Street Art comments in their catalogue review: “The roots of these forms of expression are said to be activist, even anarchist, at least subversive. To see many of these MAGIC CITY practitioners today lauded and their messages magnified in a traveling family-friendly exhibition means that sometimes we witness the flashpoint when subculture becomes the culture, by dint of its pure industry – and possibly because good ideas are good ideas and they resonate far and deep.”
No show will be the same; at each stop we will invite more artists to join us – just as a city is always growing and changing. And at the end of the tour, the artworks in the exhibition will once again belong to the artists who created it. Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international public broadcasting service, summed up the project in this video.
Publications by SC Exhibitions
We complement our exhibitions with a number of additional events and offers, and now even with special book publications.
From Howard Carter to DNA
by Zahi Hawass
Published in cooperation with The American University in Cairo Press, in "Discovering Tutankhamun" Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass provides an up-to-date account of the life and times of Tutankhamun, including the latest research into the relationships between members of the boy king's family through DNA analysis.
The Golden Boy
History for Kids
by Zahi Hawass
Writing for a young audience, Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass explores the life of King Tutankhamun, interweaving the latest discoveries and the remarkable story of the discovery of the boy king's tomb.