Geppi's Entertainment Museum announces special exhibits for 2007 Original pulp magazine artworks and a 100-year retrospective of Baltimore Magazine add to an exciting lineup of exhibits planned for this year.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - BALTIMORE – Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards (“GEM”), the internationally acclaimed 17,000-square-foot center for pop culture, has announced its roster of special exhibits through Dec. 1.
On display through March 10, Finally in Full Color chronicles the rise of African-American characters from the early days of comics through modern day. On March 17, GEM will unveil Pulp Art: Selections from the Robert Lesser Collection. Hailed as a visionary collector in the field of pop culture, Lesser was light years ahead of the pack in his push to preserve the original 1930s and ’40s paintings that served as cover art for dime novels, sci-fi, action and crime “pulp” magazines. From the Shadow to Tarzan to scores of damsels in distress featured in the cover art of these ephemeral publications, all found sanctuary in the Robert Lesser collection. In this retrospective, art of a bolder, brassier nature is brought to the forefront as an important component of 20th-century entertainment. Pulp Art: Selections from the Robert Lesser Collection runs from March 17 through June 2 and includes larger-than-life paintings by Virgil Finlay, George and Jerome Rozen, Frank R. Paul and many of their accomplished contemporaries.
Baltimore has much to be proud of. The birthplace of Babe Ruth and a city whose rich history includes landmark events from the struggle for American Independence through the French & Indian Wars, the Civil War and beyond, “Monument City” or “Charm City,” as it is known, is also home to Baltimore magazine. This fall, GEM will mount a tribute to this enduring publication so beloved by Baltimorians, which celebrates its centennial year in 2007. Walk through 100 years of the colorful events and remarkable people who shaped 20th-century Baltimore as seen in the pages of one of America’s great city magazines. The exhibit titled Baltimore Magazine’s 100th Birthday is tentatively set to open in September; exact dates to be announced.
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards is a family-oriented attraction that encourages visits from school, civic and out-of-town groups. For additional information or to obtain museum hours, admission prices or driving directions, log on to www.geppismuseum.com or call 410-625-7060.
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Recap of special exhibits:
Now through March 10 – Finally in Full Color
March 17-June 2 – Pulp Art: Selections from the Robert Lesser Collection
June 9-Sept. 8 – The Force is with Us: 30 Years of Star Wars
Fall dates to be announced – Baltimore Magazine’s 100th Birthday