Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton – An Exhibit

Follow the creative birth of Superman in Cleveland through his nationwide popularity, his influence on  the current superhero craze, and the continued  love the community has for its homegrown superhero.  This exhibit features memorabilia, art, and artifacts  from the Mike Curtis Collection of Superman  Memorabilia and other prominent collectors.
OPENING May 6, 2017
Main Library, Brett Hall, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors


Join Friends of Cleveland Public Library
for an Exhibit Preview Night!
Friday, May 5, 2017 • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Main Library, Brett Hall, 1st floor

Learn about Cleveland legends Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
from Superman expert Brad Ricca

Refreshments • Cash bar • Complimentary valet parking

$50/$65 (Friends member/non-member)
Register at


Saturday May 6, 2017
Opening Day Events


11:15 a.m. Superman Exhibit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Main Library Lobby
11:30 a.m. Exhibits Open in Brett Hall & Main Library Floors 2 & 3
11:30 a.m. Main Library Opening Day Superman Events – (11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m unless otherwise noted)
1st Floor Main Caricature Artist – (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Observe Virginia Marti College of Art & Design Graphic Design Alumni at work!
2nd Floor Main Free Comic Book Day Give Away – (while supplies last)
Take a Selfie with your Favorite Superhero
3rd Floor Main Superman Music by North Coast Wind Quintet – (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Super-Gaming in the Cleveland Digital Public Library
4th Floor Main Twista Girl Balloon Twisting – (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Superhero Carnival Games & Prizes in Youth Services
Superhero Arts & Crafts – Art Lab & Studio 470
11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion Creating, Collecting and Consuming Superman – Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

Join us in exploring the creation of the first superhero, Superman, in Cleveland; collecting the Man of Steel’s comics and memorabilia; and the marketing of this iconic champion of Truth, Justice, and the American Way through film, television, and popular culture.

12:30 p.m. Superman Cake – Louis Stokes Wing – Lower Level Lobby

Join us for a slice of super tasty Superman Cake!

3:00 p.m. Screening of Superman: The Movie – Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

Join us for a screening of Superman: The Movie, the 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner and based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, and Margot Kidder, as Lois Lane.

All day Super Spring Used Book Sale in the Indoor Reading Garden – 1st Floor, Louis Stokes Wing

Superman Image:
“Honoring Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster on the occasion of the Man of Steel’s 50th Birthday, 1938-1988, Cleveland, Ohio.”
Neverending Battle, Inc. • Artists: Garcia Lopez and Giordano
SUPERMAN, THE MAN OF STEEL and all related elements are
TM & © DC Comics.