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Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
October 24, 2015 - February 14,
Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture, a survey of vintage dime novels, original pulp magazine artwork, comic books, modern and contemporary art, as well as film and television that explores the legends and characters of the wild, fictional West, opens Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) in historic downtown Tucson.
Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will feature guest-written labels by members of the community to address ideas of gender, racism, and sexism that are prevalent in early representations of Western American art. Contributors include experts on race and ethnic studies, international perspectives, Native American perceptions, youth expressions, and LGBTQ+ voice.
The exhibition received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and exceeded its goal in an online crowdfunding IndieGoGo campaign to support the catalogue.
"This exhibition asks, who is the Western hero?, and invites audiences to see different interpretations from the past one hundred years through publications, art, film, and television that created mythologies about the West," said TMA Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.
Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will remain on view until February 14, 2016.
To view the exhibition gallery guide please click here.
To view the checklist from the exhibition please click here.
To view didactic wall panels from the exhibition please click here.
To view the object labels from the exhibition please click here.
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