Museology Master of Arts Program

May 21, 2019

“Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons and Dragons” (Student Exhibit)

Allison Moore_Hero's Feast exhibit_Renton History MuseumThere’s a lot of buzz going around about the fantasy-themed exhibit guest curated by Museology student Allison Moore (class of 2019). Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons and Dragons, currently on display at the Renton History Museum, explores the history and impact of the popular game.

Moore appeared alongside Sarah Samson, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at Renton History Museum, on King 5’s New Day Northwest to talk about the inspiration for the exhibit. Moore wanted to connect with the community of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) players here in the Northwest. The Renton History Museum was excited to work with Moore on the exhibit, especially given the museum’s longstanding partnership with the Museology program and the game’s rich local history. Renton is home to the Wizards of the Coast company headquarters, which owns the popular role-playing game. Moore and Samson worked with the community of D&D enthusiasts to gather objects to display in the exhibit, as the Renton History Museum did not have a collection about D&D before the exhibit opened.

You can see the exhibit on display through October 16, 2019 at the Renton History Museum. You can also read Agueda Pacheco Flores’s article about the exhibit in Crosscut.