Superman exhibit at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
New Superman Exhibit lands at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No it’s Superman and he has arrived at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) thanks to The Siegel & Shuster Society. Airport officials, along with Mayor Frank Jackson and family members of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, unveiled the Superman exhibit located on the baggage claim level near carousel 10 on Thursday, October 11th.
“When CLE was approached by The Siegel and Shuster Society about placing a Superman exhibit in the airport, we were honored,” said Airport Director Ricky Smith. “Superman is an iconic comic book character and was created right here in the Cleveland area. So it’s only fitting an exhibit in his honor be placed in the airport.”
The Siegel and Shuster Society worked with a design consultant to create and fabricate the 22’ x 11’ x 6’ exhibit for the baggage claim area. The exhibit features a 7 foot tall statue of Superman standing in front of a wall peppered with Cleveland points of interest in classical comic-style conversation. The display is meant to educate visitors about Superman’s origins and pay tribute to the DC Comic book character creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
“We are thrilled to be able to partner with the airport and the City of Cleveland on the Superman exhibit,” said Irving Fine, one of the founders of The Siegel and Shuster Society. “We want Superman to be one of the first things people see when they arrive at the airport.”