Cloaked Crusader: George Washington In Comics And Pop Culture! Exhibition Opens At Fraunces Tavern Museum

Two originals — American Sequential Art (Comic Books) and our FIRST “Top Gun,” George Washington — will come together this Fall in a unique celebration!  We’d like for you to be a part of it!

On October 5th, the night before the opening of New York Comic Con, Fraunces Tavern Museum, owned and operated by Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc., will open a new special exhibition titled Cloaked Crusader:  George Washington in Comics and Pop Culture!, highlighting Washington’s continued relevance to our collective past, present and future by using his appearance in creative works as the touchstone.

Audiences will discover how Washington’s persona has been showcased throughout pop history, going from traditional reenactments of famous events to appearances in modern times with the likes of Superman, Captain America and other famous heroes, to Washington becoming a mythical figure in his own right and a metaphor for good and justice in these creative works.  He is really, if you think about it, our FIRST superhero!

In addition, the Museum will for the first time ever be combining a physical gallery show with a virtual one that can be viewed by anyone, at anytime, anywhere in the world.

The exhibit will be located in the Mesick Gallery, one of the Museum’s most prominent exhibition spaces, and will also be accessible via our virtual gallery, which will be designed to drive audiences to our website.

The Museum is offering recognition opportunities for those who financially underwrite the infrastructure, production, and maintenance costs of this exhibition, at the following sponsorship tiers (payable in two installments, if desired):

  • $1000 for Supporters
  • $5000 for Sponsor(s)
  • $10,000 for Sustaining Sponsor(s)

There is also an opportunity to participate as a Lead Sponsor(s), for a leadership gift.

Visit the Museum’s upcoming exhibition page:

https://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions

Find out more information on the exhibition’s opening event on October 5th:

https://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org/events-calendar/2022/7/28/opening-reception-and-dinner-for-cloaked-crusader-george-washington-in-comics-and-pop-culture

To discuss sponsorship opportunities and/or to arrange a site visit, or if you have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Scott Dwyer, Director, at (212) 425-1779 or [email protected]um.org.

Fraunces Tavern® Museum is owned and operated by, and FRAUNCES TAVERN® is a registered service mark of, Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc. a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation instituted in 1876 and incorporated in 1884. Copyright © 2022 SRNY, Inc. All rights reserved.

Banner Image: Event graphic.  Image Credit – Fraunces Tavern Museum

Fraunces Tavern Museum, Sons of the Revolution

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