Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic

Make the world of make-believe believable.

  1. Don't miss the fantasy art salon inside the gallery, featuring imaginative depictions of other worlds and characters from regional artists as well as from gaming giants including Wizards of the Coast and Blizzard Entertainment.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  2. Step inside the Library of Arcane Wizardry to explore an extensive digital archive of fantasy-related content and wood cases holding original fantasy game items from Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  3. This blue gingham dress was worn by Judy Garland in the film The Wizard of Oz (1939) and can be seen alongside several other artifacts from the film, such as the Wicked Witch of the West's hat.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

From The Wizard of Oz and The Princess Bride to Harry PotterFantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic invites audiences on a fantastical journey to unearth the inspiration behind this genre’s most magnificent creations.

Pet a dragon designed by Seattle Opera, view an original manuscript page from Game of Thrones, and revel in hands-on installations that include world building and mapmaking. See the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat from The Wizard of Oz, weaponry from The Lord of the Rings, the battle headdress and staff used by the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia, and other iconic costumes and props from TV and the silver screen.

Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic is included with museum admission and is free for MoPOP members.

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This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture: