Opening Reception for Zap! Pow! Bam!: The Art of the Comic Book Cover Exhibition

Thursday, January 18
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, 3rd floor
Mardigian Library (ML)

Come join us for the opening reception for the newest exhibition at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery.

Guest curator and collector Corey Gross has spent his life amassing a substantial and impressive collection of comic books dating from the 1960s to present day.  Zap! Pow! Bam!: The Art of the Comic Book Cover features the best of Mr. Gross’s remarkable collection and focuses on the idea of the printed comic book cover as an art object.  The exhibition displays around 250 comic books that showcase themes prevalent throughout the history of the art form including a large selection of Iron Man comics that illustrate the evolution of comics over the last fifty years. 

Supplementary pop culture items are presented along with the comics including action figures, collectibles, promotional items, and tchotchkes.  These items are primarily for visual diversity and to further expound on comic book culture.

Guest speaker, Jerzy Drozd, will speak at 6:00 p.m. 

Zap! Pow! Bam!: The Art of the Comic Book Cover will be on view from January 18 to April 7 2018.  Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

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