The Wild Indoors: The Animal Art of Julie Bell

The Animal Art of Julie Bell is the first exhibition to show a different side of one of today’s most successful fantasy artists.

After studying art in college, Julie Bell dabbled in children’s book illustration and raised two children, Anthony and David Palumbo (successful artists in their own right). Later, Bell pursued a career in bodybuilding, becoming a nationally ranked competitor.

In 1989 she began modeling for well-known fantasy artist Boris Vallejo and was inspired to return to art. In January 1992 her work appeared on the cover of Heavy Metal magazine. Since then, Bell has created advertisements for numerous companies, designed video game packaging art, and found work in the comic book industry, where she became the first woman to illustrate Conan the Barbarian for Marvel Comics.


June 1, 2024 - September 29, 2024


Open during museum hours


Included with admission


Perfect For All Ages