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The Art of the Story | My Hero! Classic Superman Cartoon Movies

Mel Ramos, Superman , 2014, woodcut print. Courtesy Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA.
Mel Ramos, Superman , 2014, woodcut print, 27” h x 28”w. Courtesy Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA. Featured in My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action, organized by Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.

Event Details

The grand finale in The Art of the Story series, our new storytelling event for kids: My Hero! Classic Superman Cartoon Movies.

Kids of all ages will explore stories told through artworks in our superhero themed exhibit: My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action. 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. 

During this 1-hour session, we'll guide participants through a process of discovery using Visual Thinking Strategies, showing kids they can uncover fascinating stories and details in pieces of art. Then we'll watch several original Superman cartoon short films from 1940 and 1941. Fleischer Studios' Superman was ranked number 33 in a list of fifty greatest cartoons of all times. Kids can compare the images in these classic animations with the artworks in My Hero! and from more recent superhero movies they know.

Superhero capes and costumes welcome! Photo opps with Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman and more!

This is a free event and as always, admission to the museum is free.

Ideal for ages 4 - 12 (but adults and kids of all ages are welcome)

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 am South Dakota Art Museum

Parking Information

Free museum parking is available immediately west of the museum on Harvey Dunn Street (GPS address: 926 Harvey Dunn Street). This parking is in front of Scobey Hall and is marked Museum Parking. No need to go back to your car with a parking pass when you check in at the front desk.

Free on-street parking is also available on the streets west of the museum.

Preview the Superman cartoons from Fleischer Studios to confirm they are age appropriate for your kids