ONLINE OPP: ‘Creating the Cinematic Universe’ at QAGOMA
At the Queensland Art Gallery’s Gallery of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia, there have been many exhibits that spotlight the costumes, props, and sets from the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But while you may not be able to visit the exhibit at QAGOMA anymore, as the exhibit happened in 2017, the museum’s blog includes many videos and posts featuring photographs, detailed information, and even interviews related to the many MCU exhibits that the gallery has hosted over the years!
— QAGOMA (@QAGOMA) May 26, 2017
At the time, QAGOMA’s “Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe” exhibit was the first major MCU exhibit in an art museum worldwide, and it was one of the largest Marvel exhibitions ever presented. On the museum’s webpage most of the installation is still visible and offers a great look into the making of the Marvel universe.
Marvel Blog True Believers, give yourself some time to click through the links on the QAGOMA website about the marvelous exhibit! We doubt you’ll regret it! The exhibit housed over 500 unique objects from Marvel’s archive of original comics, concept art, storyboarding and pre-visualization art, props and costumes, and other private collection items, including Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, Hulk’s gladiatorial bed, and the Asgardian throne room.
Included among the blog posts are detailed articles about the various exhibits, including this one, which shows you the awesome display featuring the five Guardians in their costumes, along with certain prop and costume pieces, like the Orb used to house the Infinity Stone retrieved by Chris Pratt‘s Peter Quill (or Chadwick Boseman‘s T’Challa, depending on the timeline) and the distinctive helmet worn by Star-Lord.
In 2017, the curator of the exhibition “Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe,” Amanda Slack-Smith, spoke with Marc Klinnert, Studio Oxmox Pty LTD about his experiences (Klinnert’s first work was sculpting a Rancor for 1983’s Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi; he went on to work on 2008’s Iron Man and many other MCU movies).
Klinnert speaks about installing the Hulkbuster armor in the gallery (there are pictures) and working on other statues featured in the QAGOMA shows, like Hulk, Groot, and Rocket (which you can purchase for yourself on Studio Oxmox’s website).
On top of these interesting articles to read, there are also plenty of videos of the MCU exhibitions on QAGOMA’s YouTube page! Our suggestion: start by watching the behind-the-scenes video of the exhibit’s installation!
Visit QAGOMA Virtually
Will you be taking part in these virtual opportunities, Marvel Blog True Believers? Which one of the exhibits would you have most liked to have visited in person? Is there any chance we’ll be seeing a QAGOMA exhibition about the Disney+ MCU offerings, featuring Loki and WandaVision?
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) June 25, 2017
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