When it was first announced that the Minneapolis Institute of Art was helping organize an exhibit around the work of the man who directed The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and other beloved fantasy and horror films, the Internet exploded a bit. Now Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters is finally here, and we’re giving you the chance for you and a friend to see it for free!
Taking inspiration from Guillermo del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, this unique exhibition reveals his creative process through a collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art, all culled from Bleak House, his creative haven and cherished home base located in Los Angeles.
Rather than a traditional chronology or filmography, the exhibition is organized thematically, beginning with visions of death and the afterlife; continuing through explorations of magic, occultism, horror, and monsters; and concluding with representations of innocence and redemption.
Beginning with Cronos (1993) and continuing through The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), and Crimson Peak (2015), among many other film, television, and book projects, Guillermo del Toro has reinvented the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Working with a team of craftsmen, artists, and actors—and referencing a wide range of cinematic, pop-culture, and art-historical sources—del Toro recreates the lucid dreams he experienced as a child in Guadalajara, Mexico.
This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Art Gallery of Ontario.
To enter, just leave a comment in . . .
. . . by 7:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, February 22, telling us your favorite character from any Guillermo del Toro movie and why. Registering for our forums is free and just requires an email address. We’ll choose 1 random winner to receive 2 vouchers that can be exchanged for tickets for any available time slot during the exhibition’s run!
Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters is at the Minneapolis Institute of Art March 5–May 28, 2017.
The Fine Print
No purchase necessary. Retail value of this prize is $40. Any other expenses incurred as a result of winning this prize, including taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Vouchers are not valid with any other offer and apply only to the regular run of the exhibition—they cannot be used for the opening-night party on March 4, 2017.
How to Enter: Comment in the designated thread in the Twin Cities Geek forums (http://twincitiesgeek.com/forum/topic/win-tickets-to-guillermo-del-toro-at-home-with-monsters-ends-2222017), telling us your favorite Guillermo del Toro character. Only one comment per person will be counted.
Selection and Notification of Winner: Each eligible comment will be assigned a number in ascending order based on the order in which it was posted. A number will then be chosen by means of a random number generator, and the user who posted the comment corresponding to that number will be deemed the winner. Odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries received. Winner will be notified using the email address associated with their Twin Cities Geek account.
If Twin Cities Geek is unable to reach the winner within 48 hours of selection, or if the winner is ineligible or otherwise unable to accept their prize, then the above process will be repeated until the prize is successfully awarded.
Eligibility: One entry per person. Giveaway is open only to legal residents of Minnesota who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. In order for an entry to be counted, the comment must be posted by 7:00 p.m. Central time on February 22, 2017, and follow the giveaway prompt. Current Twin Cities Geek contributors and editors are not eligible for entry.
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