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My Hero & Unlocking Wonderland
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My Hero & Unlocking Wonderland

Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 

Venue: Museum


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My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

Discover the secret life of your favorite superheroes in the sprawling collection of international artworks that is My Hero. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols and present critical questions about their God-like stature as they reimagine and newly interpret iconic superhero imagery. Some spin the fantasy even further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging being, and even as an animal. The variety of interpretations in My Hero is vast and challenging, dark and humorous, familiar yet new.

Bedford Gallery My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California.

Unlocking Wonderland: The Exhibit

Curated by Tracy Black

Hatter SMALL“Curiouser and curiouser!” with Walt Disney Pictures’ much anticipated film release of Alice Through the Looking Glass, we hope to share with you the key to this strange and fascinating world. Over 25 world renowned artists who have worked for the likes of The Walt Disney Company, DreamWorks Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Henson Studios, 3D Systems, and Gentle Giant Studios, including the SyFy Network’s celebrity Face Off judge, Neville Page, have created works in tribute to this literary opus.

The Museum exhibit explores the fantasy and whimsy that has kept audiences spellbound for well over a century. The exhibition also aims to raise awareness for the Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) who works to aid children around the world who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes; have been severely burned, injured due to war, natural disaster, or illness. Several pieces of original works created by children who have received aid from the GMRF will be on view.

Participating Artists


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Thursday – Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm TICKET PRICES:

  • General Admission: $8
  • Student and Senior: $5
  • Center Members, Military and children 12 years and under FREE
  • Show your San Diego Comic Fest badge to receive 2-for-1 admission! (Cannot be combined with any other offer).


Buy tickets online (below), or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.

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