New IMAX Documentary Superpower Dogs narrated by Chris Evans will show at the National Museum of the Marine Corps with opening of War Dogs exhibit on May 18
Triangle, Va. (May 16, 2019) – The National Museum of the Marine Corps will open a new exhibit on Saturday, May 18. War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You will celebrate the bravery and sacrifices made by the canine warriors that serve at the side of U.S. service members. The exhibit will include 28 works of art from the collections of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard and the United States Navy, along with artifacts related to Marine Corps working dogs. Featured in the exhibit will be wood sculptures carved by artist James Mellick.
In conjunction with the exhibit opening, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation will host special screenings of a new documentary, Superpower Dogs in the Museum’s Medal of Honor Theater. This inspiring true story follows six remarkable working dogs from around the world while exploring their incredible abilities, the science behind those abilities and the powerful bond these K9 friends have with their human partners. Audiences will watch as these real-life superheroes save lives through rescue missions, emotional support and sniffing out crime.
Superpower Dogs is a family-friendly film that has a run time of 45 minutes. On May 18, it show at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Museum will also host special guests on May 18 who will speak to visitors about the War Dogs exhibit. A full schedule of speakers is below:
12:00 p.m.: Artist James Mellick - Talk in the Combat Art Gallery on his work and the inspiration for his sculptures
1:00 p.m.: Chris Willingham - Talk in Combat Art Gallery on working with USMC war dog, Lucca
2:00 p.m.: Kris Battles & Victor Juhasz - Talk in Combat Art Gallery on the inspiration for their artwork featured in the exhibit
The War Dogs exhibit will run through September 2019. Superpower Dogs will show daily beginning May 19 through September 30 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of Marine Corps history, culture and traditions, and the education of all American of its virtues, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration, and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. Having secured the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, the Foundation’s current primary mission is to vigorously seek financial support to expand programs at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and beyond its walls. For more information, visit marineheritage.org.
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