Superheroes in Wilder Park

May 6th–Jul 31st 2023

On the occasion of our summer blockbuster Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross, the museum commissioned 8 new life-sized superhero sculptures by area artists and youth groups.

Discoverable throughout Wilder Park are new works by Rafael Blanco, Nez Garza, Dave Pryor, and Charles Williams Jr. along with pieces created by Robert Apolinar with Elmhurst University students, Esmeralda Bolivar with the Elmhurst Pride Collective, John Nester with Glenbard North High School students, and Gloria Rivera with members of B. Unity & FOCUOS.

Learn more about the artists, youth groups, and their artistic process through our free audio tour. After you arrive at the park, scan a QR code at the first sculpture and it will guide you through the installation.

The outdoor public art installation is a bold preview of the Elmhurst Art Museum's summer exhibition Marvelocity, featuring the iconic work of comics legend Alex Ross.

Curated by Kimberly Mills, Manager of Education

Sponsored by the DuPage Foundation.
Presented in partnership with the Elmhurst Park District.
With additional support from Discover DuPage, Illinois Office of Tourism, Kilwins Elmhurst, Lakeside Bank, Maxine, Lisa O'Brien Real Estate, Phase Three Brewing Company, Reconciled Solutions, Kelly Stetler | Compass, and Total Window Treatments.
Production support by DIT Workshops.