Museum of Anthropology to celebrate ‘Superhero Day’

The Museum of Anthropology’s “Saturdays at the Museum” Series at Utah State University Oct. 10 features “Superhero Day: A Hero with a Thousand Faces.” Ancient Heroes and modern superheroes will be used to explain how cultures use concepts of idealized humans to explore their own strengths and limitations.”This is a really cool opportunity for everyone to come learn about heroes,” said Allyson Martin, a USU student and Saturdays program planner. “They are such a part of our everyday lives that we never give much thought to what they really mean to our culture or how they have affected other cultures in the past.” Museum guests are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero and enter the museum’s costume contest, draw their own comic strip or have their likeness captured forever in caricature by local artist Doug Hills at 1:30 p.m. Museum guests will have a chance to hear a special presentation on ancient heroes by grad student Justin Hall at 11 a.m. Funding for the event is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS and its grants is available online (www.imls.gov).USU students and members of the public are invited to the museum any time during the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours.The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building. For more information on this event or the museum, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545.

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