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Masterpiece and Magazines: This Halloween

Art - Frankenstein

Visit these NYC museums to explore horror-themed exhibits that will indulge your love for art, learning – and weirdness.

Delve further into magazines and a masterpiece:

It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200 is a collaboration between The Morgan Library & Museum and The New York Public Library, commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein, the classic masterpiece that has influenced countless artists.

“It traces the origins and impact of her novel, which has been constantly reinterpreted in spinoffs, sequels, mashups, tributes and parodies. Shelley conceived the archetype of the mad scientist, who dares to flout the laws of nature, and devised a creature torn between good and evil. Her monster spoke out against injustice and begged for sympathy while performing acts of shocking violence. In the movies, the monster can be a brute pure and simple, yet he is still an object of compassion and remains a favorite on stage and screen.

For the first time it will be possible to view art and artifacts (including comic books, film posters, publicity stills, and movie memorabilia) that explain how Frankenstein caught the popular imagination in the course of two hundred years.”

Tales from the Crypt: The Revolutionary Art of MAD and EC Comics  at The Society of Illustrators’/Museum of Illustration.

Exploring the influence of Entertaining Comics and the subsequent MAD magazine, this exhibit showcases the unique satire and social commentary the magazines provided.

“Featured are more than 70 large original comic book art pages by acknowledged comic art masters. ..In addition to the original 1950’s pen and ink black & white pages are the printed comic books, story commentaries and biographies. Titles presented include Aces High, Crime Suspenstories, Crypt of Terror, Extra!, Haunt of Fear, Frontline Combat, Impact, Piracy, MAD, Two-Fisted Tales, Tales From the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, Weird Fantasy,  Weird Science, Weird Science Fantasy, MAD 3-D art and more!”


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