We are delighted to announce a series of exhibitions worldwide, celebrating the life and work of Ray Harryhausen. As part of our ongoing #Harryhausen100 program, these exhibits will allow fans to get close to some of Ray’s most iconic creations.
• Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction
(Onassis Centre in Athens, Greece from 9 October 2017 – 14 January 2018;
Brandts Museum of Visual Culture in Odense, Denmark from 27 Sept 2018 – 24 Feb 2019) :
Items from Ray Harryhausen’s Science Fiction collection will be displayed as part of this genre-defining exhibition. This unprecedented programme will showcase an all-encompassing exploration of the genre, from its roots in classic literature, through to modern day cinema blockbusters. As such, this will be a unique opportunity to view Ray’s creative output within the wider context of the history of science-fiction. The exhibition will showcase newly restored models, artwork and lost treasures from some of Ray’s most beloved films. Following a successful first phase at the Barbican Centre in London, the exhibition will now tour Europe, with further dates and locations to be announced.
• The Art of Ray Harryhausen (Tate Britain, London; June 26th to November 19th 2017): This unique exhibition at Tate Britain will explore the relationship between fine art and the output of one of 20th century cinema’s most influential figures. Featuring models and artwork from Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, this will offer an opportunity to study Ray’s artistic abilities up close. Created in collaboration with lead curator Martin Myrone, this display represents a one of a kind exploration, allowing Ray’s work to be viewed amongst the context of the artists from which he drew such incredible motivation. Alongside artwork from John Martin, Gustave Dore and Joseph Gandy will be number of rare Harryhausen pieces that have seldomly been displayed in the past, making this exhibition a must visit for fans worldwide.
• Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie (Science Museum Oklahoma; July 29 to December 3, 2017): A comprehensive exhibition of close to 150 of the original models, prototypes, bronzes, sketches and storyboards from the Harryhausen collection, containing material from all of Ray’s Sinbad films, alongside Jason and the Argonauts & Clash of the Titans. This will be the first exhibition of Ray’s work in the USA for many years, and will provide a unique insight into his fantasy films. The exhibition is included with general admission to the museum.