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Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe

Gallery of Modern Art

27th May - 3rd September

'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe', exclusive to the Gallery of Modern Art, is Australia's first major Marvel exhibition and the largest ever presented in an art museum. The exhibition is organised by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment and is only showing in Brisbane.

The exhibition follows Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and their allies and adversaries from comic book to cinema screen as it explores the interconnected films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It features more than 500 artworks from Marvel's archives and private collections, with iconic objects such as Thor's hammer, Captain America's shield and Iron Man's armour. Alongside the original comic books which introduced the characters and influenced the films are dynamic works of concept and keyframe art, more than 60 original costumes, over 150 props, and never-before-seen set pieces from the upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok, including the majestic Asgardian throne room. The exhibition looks in detail at Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and The Avengers as a team, while also delving into the realms of Ant‑Man, Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Curated by QAGOMA, 'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe' offers a glimpse into the work of production designers, storyboarding and pre‑visualisation artists, costume and prop designers, and visual effects artists. Interactive elements throughout the exhibition will let visitors delve even further into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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