The Society’s main exhibit—Illustrating Batman: Eighty Years of Comics and Pop Culture will present original artwork from over 50 of the most accomplished and recognizable artists to work on Batman including Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Brian Bolland, Paul Pope, Mike Mignola, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Sheldon Moldoff, Jim Aparo, and many others.
Additionally the Society will exhibit collectibles, toys and advertising premiums from the collections of several long time collectors.
The show will also feature essays and scholarly criticism about the art and artists who helped create this still exciting and iconic character.
Curated for the Society of Illustrators by Rob Pistella (curator, The Art of Spider-Man) and John Lind (curator, Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration).
The Society of Illustrators is located at: 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) in New York City.
About Society of Illustrators
The Society of Illustrators’ mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large.
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America. Notable Society members have been N.C. Wyeth, Rube Goldberg, and Norman Rockwell, among many others.
Our Museum of Illustration was established in 1981. We offer year-round themed exhibits, art education programs and annual juried competitions. Our Permanent Collection houses 2,500 pieces that are cataloged for scholarly use and displayed periodically. In 2012, we created the MoCCA Gallery with a focus on curated exhibits of comic and cartoon art.