Heroes & Villains
Open to the public through May 10, 2015
Heroes & Villains is the first museum exhibition celebrating the artwork of Alex Ross, today’s foremost comic book artist. Ross, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work, is often referred to as “the Norman Rockwell of the comics world.” Heroes & Villains features over 130 paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from Ross’s personal collection.
“Here’s Johnny: The Making of the Tonight Show”
Opening Reception: Saturday May 3-August 16
$15 admission/Free for Museum members
Here’s Johnny will feature costumes, stage props, video, cue cards, and production materials to bring visitors behind the scenes into the phenomenal creative collaboration that dominated late night TV from 1962 – 1992.
Leo Fender Gallery
Six-Strings as Canvas: Art Guitars from the Fender Custom Shop
This exhibit will tell an important Fender story. From the very beginning, players added their names to instruments, created unique decorations, and painted the bodies unusual colors beyond what the factory offered. The Fender Company responded to the trend in the 1980s with the creation of the Fender Custom Shop. The guitars in this exhibit show some of the shop's outstanding examples, which are a turn to the 1800s idea of craftmanship versus the modern idea of form following function.