We Could Be Heroes Opens on Friday
Are comic-book mythologies becoming the new morality of the 21st Century? The upcoming contemporary art exhibition at the BYU Museum of Art (MOA), We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art, delves into this growing captivation with super heroes and monsters in contemporary pop culture.
The exhibition will officially open to the public on Friday, Dec 7 at 7 p.m. The exhibition’s opening is part of the First Fridays at the MOA event series. The event will run from 7-10 p.m. and admission is free.
“We are thrilled to be showing so many significant artists from around the world who are examining these questions from unique cultural points of view, including artists from Korea, Romania, Poland, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, Mexico, Japan, the U.K., and others,” said Jeff Lambson, Curator of Contemporary Art. “Our media is saturated with heroes and monsters right now, revealing our fascination with these archetypes that have been part of the human story in nearly all recorded history.”
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