Captain America, 2018, Gouche. Artwork by Alex Ross

Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross

Jun 3rd–Aug 21st 2023

See the blockbuster show already featured by WTTW, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine, FOX News, and more:

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Once upon a time, there was a little boy who decided that drawing superheroes was his only realistic option, if he couldn’t actually become one. - Alex Ross

Featuring cover art, sketches, life-sized head busts, and more, Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross celebrates one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books.

As a bold preview, we commissioned 8 life-sized Superheroes in Wilder Park (May 6 & 7) by area students and artists. This public outdoor installation of will remain in Wilder Park through the end of July to coincide with the Marvelocity exhibition.

Recognize an Everyday Hero in our community. See examples of those drawn in a comic-book style, and nominate an Everyday Hero today.

From his home in the Chicago area, Ross has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art by illustrating characters such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Storm from the X-Men, the Avengers, Black Panther and many more for nearly 30 years.

In addition to highlighting original art from his most recent book, Marvelocity, visitors will also learn about how Alex Ross developed into a great illustrator through his childhood drawings, preliminary sketches, paintings and 3-dimensional head busts of characters in the Marvel Universe.

Learn more about family days, comic book workshops, and more events during this exhibition.

Preview the exhibit with the below teaser, and catch more videos about Alex Ross on our From Home page.

Presenting sponsor Explore Elmhurst. Additional support from DuPage Foundation, Discover DuPage, the Illinois Office of Tourism, and Classic Cinemas.

The exhibition was developed by the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Illinois.