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KAPOW! Mighty Mythos

Mighty Mythos

Free Events

Opening Reception - Friday, July 5, from 5-8 PM Central
Curator Talk with ASL Interpreter - Saturday, July 13, at 11:30 AM Central

This exhibition will provide viewers with an extraordinary opportunity to view a curated selection of Marvel comic books, toys, ephemera and original artworks created between 1960 and 1980. The works in this incredible collection were amassed by Werner Graf, a Michigan City native who began collecting superhero memorabilia as a young boy and recently transitioned the collection to the Graf Dairy Hero Foundation (GDHF). The Foundation is now extremely excited to share a portion of its 6000+ items publicly for the first time here at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

The world needs heroes! The GDHF’s core mission is to inspire young people to espouse character virtues that superheroes exemplify; courage, responsibility, integrity, and doing right even when all others are silent or doing wrong. Whether you are a comic fan or not, this exhibition will blow your mind as it includes a stunning collection of original character art by the most prominent artists of the era as well as rare and exciting items like a pristine 1966 comic book vending machine. In addition, you will see a small selection of one of the world’s largest Marvel toy collections and ephemera including Stan Lee’s first office sign, and the working papers for the original lyrics for the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon theme song.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts would like to thank the Graf Dairy Hero Foundation for generously lending artworks and support to make this exhibition possible. Support for Education and Outreach is funded in part by the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation.


Graf Dairy Hero Foundation