Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe Exhibition at GoMA

‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’, exclusive to the Gallery of Modern Art, is Australia’s first major Marvel exhibition and the largest ever presented in an art museum.

The exhibition follows Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and their allies and adversaries from comic book to cinema screen as it explores the interconnected films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.



It features more than 500 artworks from Marvel’s archives and private collections, with iconic objects such as Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield and Iron Man’s armour. Alongside the original comic books which introduced the characters and influenced the films are dynamic works of concept and keyframe art, more than 60 original costumes, over 150 props, and never-before-seen set pieces from the upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok, including the majestic Asgardian throne room. The exhibition looks in detail at Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and The Avengers as a team, while also delving into the realms of Ant‑Man, Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Curated by QAGOMA, ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ offers a glimpse into the work of production designers, storyboarding and pre‑visualisation artists, costume and prop designers, and visual effects artists. Interactive elements throughout the exhibition will let visitors delve even further into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Throughout the exhibition, the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque will screen all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, from the breakthrough Iron Man (2008) to this year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Open Wednesday night
The exhibition will be open until 9.00pm Wednesday nights.

Up Late
Fridays 28 July – 1 September (5.30pm – 10.00pm), an intergalactic Up Late returns during ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’. Explore the exhibition after hours, be tempted by the food and drinks offerings, and enjoy a stellar line up of live music from Art vs Science, Black Cab, Habits, Olympia, Models and NO ZU. Each Up Late is a separate ticketed event.

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe Exhibition
27 May 2017 – 3 September 2017
GOMA – Brisbane