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My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

Cheong-ah Hwang, "Captain America", 2010
Cheong-ah Hwang, "Captain America", 2010, paper, 16” h x 12” w

Event Details

This exhibition, organized by Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, presents a sprawling collection of international artworks in a variety of media that celebrates and re-envisions the lives of iconic superheroes.

Experience the escapades of iconic superheroes with this pumped-up collection of international artworks. As contemporary idols, superheroes provide a rich source of inspiration for artists around the world. My Hero! celebrates and re-envisions the possibilities that exist when you have a magic cape, lasso, or some superhuman power that changes everything.

About this exhibition Bedford Curator Carrie Lederer says: “For decades, artists have tapped the world of the superhero, eager to explore the alluring concept of what it means to have an avatar. We’re captivated by miraculous, superhuman strength, startling bravery, the enthralling adventures, and even their weaknesses. A number of artists are also asking: What happens when Superman gets old and checks into Assisted Living? What does he look like and what’s he up to?”

Watch this space for updates about fun events tied to this exciting exhibition. Here's what's scheduled so far:


My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.


Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2018 – Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 All-Day South Dakota Art Museum

Parking Information

Free parking in the new South Dakota Art Museum reserved lot, just west of the museum on Harvey Dunn Street.

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