American Pop: Comic Books to Science Fiction
Through June 8
This exhibition for all ages highlights the ongoing popularity of satire, fantasy and escapism in the worlds of comics, graphic novels, gaming, toys, television, movies and more. Displays include materials from local and national collectors as well as original art and limited edition pieces from some of America’s favorite pop culture icons. Learn more
Sci-Fi Fridays features a different presentation by local artists and scientists from 6 to 7 p.m. each week.
Free to the public.
April 11 - Rocks from Space
Dr. Melissa Morris, Assistant Director, ASU Center for Meteorite Studies, School of Earth and Space Exploration, introduces the different types of meteorites and why they are important. Free
April 18 - You're going the wrong way!" Graphic Novels of Martin Vaughn-James
Sid Stephen, of the University of Advancing Technology, discusses British-Canadian artist and novelist Martin Vaughn-James’ early 1970s productions of three works that helped change the graphic novel genre.
April 25 - Dune's Controversial Connection to Pop Culture throughout the Decades
Micah Chabner, of the University of Advancing Technology, discusses Frank Herbert’s “Dune” and its reaction to and impact upon pop culture.
May 9 - Phoenix Comicon Preview
Join the discussion on all things pop culture from the folks at Phoenix Comicon, the signature pop culture experience of the Southwest. A panel of Comicon/Pop Culture experts will discuss the history of Phoenix Comicon, pop culture news and how people can get involved in the big event. Phoenix Comicon also will offer chances to win Phoenix Comicon memberships and other door prizes.
May 16 - Deborah Henderson
Deborah Henderson, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Justice and Social Inquiry, ASU School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
May 23 - Stories Co-Lab
Isac Artzi, University of Advancing Technology, will present a collaborative, one-hour workshop that includes the telling, creating and sharing of stories online and on any device.
May 30 - Surprise! You're a Gamer!
Noah Dyer, University of Advancing Technology, discusses the growing influence of games in daily lives.