The Infinity War Pantheon of Heroes: The Art of Allan Lavigne and The Bronze Armory
April 14 - extended thru October 14, 2018
The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the art of costuming and prop design and creation with The Bronze Armory Studios as we explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the groundbreaking 2008 film Iron Man to the 2018 international blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War.
This exhibition features replica costumes and props showcasing the artistry of Allan Lavigne, Studio Head of The Bronze Armory Studios. Mr. Lavigne has nearly 40 years of experience in both television and film in the design and creation of costumes and props.
Over the course of his celebrated career, Mr. Lavigne has earned more than 50 awards for his work with numerous television and film studios, including World Science Fiction Celebration Awards and Hugo Awards in 1978; the Marvel Comics Workmanship Award in 2010 for his Iron Man Mark III armor; and the 2014 DC Comics Industry Award for his Arkham Asylum Batman costume. His collaborators and industry partners include NBC's Mark VII Production Project UFO, G4 Network’s popular Attack of the Show, Sony Pictures, and Lucasfilm, where he was the first artist to be invited to work in the Lucas archives to preserve the only known full hero Stormtrooper armor sets worn by Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill.
The Bronze Armory Studio’s work is frequently showcased on the CW Network’s popular pop culture review show The Geekery View, and is currently on display at the Cleveland Public Library’s massive exhibition celebrating the 80th anniversary of Superman. Mr. Lavigne lectures on costume design and creation and exhibits annually at San Diego Comic-Con International.