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Marvel exhibitions smashes attendance record at Queensland Gallery

marvel exhibition at queensland gallery of modern art

‘Marvel: Creating The Cinematic Universe”, an exhibition at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, has smashed attendance records – bringing in 269,000 visitors over four months.

The exhibition has been running since May at the Queensland Gallery. It featured more than 500 pieces including original props and costumes used in filming Marvel movies, especially Thor: Ragnarok, which was partially filmed in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Marvel exhibition had broke the previous attendance record, which was set by the Andy Warhol exhibition. That achieved 232,000 visitors.

“I am proud to lead a government that cares about the arts and exciting arts initiatives delivered across the state are ensuring Queenslanders can access vibrant, diverse and accessible arts and cultural experiences,” she told parliament.

The record attendance helped the gallery to achieve its best year in 2016/17. They received 1.73 million visitors – half of which came from interstate or overseas.

Image courtesy of Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

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I am a journalist from Essex, England. I enjoy travelling, and love exploring attractions around the world. I graduated from Lancaster University in 2018. Twitter @michael_mander.

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