Professor is curating a massive Marvel exhibition in Seattle

English professor Ben Saunders

Marvel superheroes will be soaring and web-slinging their way to Seattle this spring.

Ben Saunders, UO English and comic studies professor, is curating a Marvel Entertainment exhibition for the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. Comic art, costumes and movie props will be on display starting April 21. Forbes ran an article on the show.

“Our show takes us from the origins of the Marvel Universe to the present, providing a chance to see some of the rarest and most precious objects to have survived from the past 80 years of pop culture history,” Saunders said.

The exhibition will be the largest-ever staged at the Museum of Pop Culture. It will include immersive re-creations of Marvel movie sets and will explore the history of the company and its influence on visual culture. This is the first time that most of the 300-plus items will be displayed to the public.

For more, see “Marvel Announces Giant Immersive Exhibit Launching This Spring” in Forbes.

Saunders specializes in the literature of the English Renaissance and the history of British and American comics and cartoons. He founded and directs the UO undergraduate minor in comics and cartoon studies. Saunders began his curatorial work in 2009 and has curated several major comic art exhibitions for the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.