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The Magic of Middle-Earth at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
August 5, 2022 10:30 am to September 17, 2022 4:30 pm
From the collector who brought you May The Toys Be With You comes The Magic of Middle-Earth! Journey beyond the books to discover the artistic legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s incredible fantasy world.
This major new exhibition celebrates the fantasy world brought to life by Tolkien, and the generations of writers, artists, musicians, film makers, environmentalists and game designers it has influenced. Discover a magical treasure trove of over 200 rare objects and artworks.
See first-edition copies of the books, incredible artworks and objects from across the decades including stunning paintings of Dragons, Ents and Elves, dramatic models and dioramas including The Battle Of Helms Deep, and Middle-earth inspired video games and Lego sets.
Regarded as the “father” of modern fantasy literature, Tolkien has inspired creative minds of all types, from artists, musicians and film makers to environmentalists and game designers. Tolkien himself took inspiration from Worcestershire’s landscape and was a regular visitor to the Malvern Hills in the 1930s with fellow writer CS Lewis.
This exhibition comes from collector Matt Fox, who has previously broken visitor attendance records around the country with his Star Wars-themed exhibition May The Toys Be With You which was on show at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum in 2019.
As well as marvelling at the amazing collection, visitors will be able to enjoy craft activities, dress up as their favourite Tolkien character, take a selfie in the Hobbit chair and follow a Mystical Quest family trail through the museum.
The Magic of Middle Earth provides fun for all ages, from little halflings to wizened wizards!
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