Past Museum Exhibitions: 2016: My Hero! & Unlocking Wonderland

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.

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

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


The Entertaining Art of Neville Page


Witness rarely and never-before-seen concept sketches, maquettes, 3D-printed models, and prints on canvas of characters and costumes by famed Creature and Concept Designer, Neville Page. These works have been developed for blockbuster films, television shows, and personal projects over the last decade.

View photos from our opening reception HERE

Special Events:

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Mad Hatter Tea Time

Guests enjoyed tea, scones, and cakes as ceramic artist, April Hernandez, sculpted a teapot in three stages, while Escondido’s Grand Tea room provided a lesson about the traditions and rituals of English high tea.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Neville Page’s Creative Process

The famed Creature and Concept Designer explored his artistic process, his career in the film industry, and discussed trade secrets.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stephen Fishwick Live Art

Guests witnessed the live art of Stephen Fishwick and learned about his journey as a Disney Fine Artist!

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