Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross

Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross was developed by the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County

Presented by

Talquin Electric Leadership Academy

Contributing Sponsors

September 24 – December 10, 2022

Considered one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books, Alex Ross has created some of the most iconic images known to fans today. For nearly 30 years, he has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art by illustrating characters such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Storm from the X-Men, the Avengers, Black Panther and many more. The exhibition includes the artist’s preliminary sketches, childhood drawings, life-sized head busts, and illustrated covers of comics. Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross was developed by the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Illinois.

Be sure to check out our Marvelocity-themed Field Trips for all ages, Artzone activities, and Art @ Home Kits during the exhibition, offering art-filled fun for all ages!

Contact Museum Educator, Sarah Black-Sadler at 850-627-5023 or sarah.blacksadler@gadsdenarts.org to schedule a tour.

Art Talk Live! Female Superheroes:
What are Their Real Powers?

Zoom with retired professor Magdalena Lamarre
Thursday October 13, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm (Free)
When Superman first flew onto comic book pages, the Kryptonian set the bar for the future of the medium. Female superheroes also filled those pages from the start, but their portrayal has been a subject of controversy. This presentation examines how women are perceived in popular culture through the lens of comic books and asks “what are their real powers?” Presenter Magdalena Lamarre was a Full Professor of History and Sociology at Miami-Dade College. Since her retirement in 2016, she conducts lectures on Florida’s history, culture, diversity, and social justice. Lamarre earned a BA in History and Secondary Education from Hunter College, an MA in History Education from Stony Brook University, and completed post-graduate work in Sociology and Education at Florida International University.