Wesleyan hosts exhibit honoring alum Joss Whedon

By Kaitlyn Schroyer, The Middletown Press


By Kaitlyn Schroyer, The Middletown Press



MIDDLETOWN >> After alum Joss Whedon came to Wesleyan to deliver his commencement speech, the Cinema Archives department jumped at the chance to host a gallery in his honor.

Joss Whedon: From Buffy to Bard highlights some of Whedon’s prized collections, including journals, early drawings, posters and props from his various productions.

Whedon, an American screenwriter, film and television producer, comic book author, actor and director, graduated from Wesleyan in 1987.

Curator Andrea McCarty said that because of Whedon’s close relationship with the college, it was easy to prompt the exhibit.

“We tried to do a really good job of covering the best (parts of his career),” McCarty said.

Although the gallery is smaller in size than many, the exhibit is comprehensive collection covering many of Whedon’s projects including Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Avengers and more.

“It’s from his personal collection along with things from Marvel,” McCarty said. “We went back and forth with what he’s willing to show.”

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