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'Men of Steel, Women of Wonder' at Crystal Bridges 

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Mel Ramos' "Wonder Woman," painted in 1962, is the superhero in her purely comic form.
Sarah Hill's "They Wonder" is performance art featuring a transgender Wonder Woman.
Rich Simmons' "Between the Capes": Superpowers are not diminished by same-sex love.
Aphrodite Desiree Navab's "Landing from Super East/West Woman" photograph refers to the artist's status as an immigrant.
Jason Bard Yarmosky painted his grandmother, who is struggling with Alzheimer's, as his superhero in "Wintered Fields."
Robert Pruitt, "Sup." The artist remembers his childhood dream of Superman.
Mary Beth Edelson's "Exile" gathers the goddesses and demi-goddess Wonder Woman, together.
Photographer Renee Cox becomes an unchained superhero in "Eruption."
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Mel Ramos' "Wonder Woman," painted in 1962, is the superhero in her purely comic form.

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