Memorial Hall Library

Addison Gallery Tour: Men of Steel, Women of Wonder


Men of Steel, Women of Wonder examines art world responses to Superman and Wonder Woman ranging from their Depression-era origins to today’s contemporary artist interpretations. Organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the exhibition includes over 70 paintings, photographs, installations, videos, and more by a wide range of artists, exploring national identity, American values, social politics, and the concept of humanity.

Meet in the lobby of the Addison Gallery of American Art, on the campus of Phillips Academy. Registration is required.

A collaboration of Memorial Hall Library and the Addison Gallery.

Image caption:
Fahamu Pecou, Nunna My Heros: After Barkley Hendricks’ ‘Icon for My Man Superman’, 1969, 2011. Acrylic, gold leaf, and oil stick on canvas, 63 x 49 1/2 inches. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; Gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine, Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion