Some of history’s most reviled and frightful people are portrayed in Really Awful People, the George Stuart Historical Figures® exhibit on display now through June 28th at the museum. These quarter-scale sculptural figures are renowned for their expressiveness and intricately detailed costumes; they provide a unique and impressive element to the Museum’s collection.
Among the legendary personalities Really Awful People highlights are Vlado Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler, the historical figure upon whom Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula was based; Jack the Ripper, the unidentified serial killer active in London in late 1888; 15th century Elizabeth Bathory, who according to legend killed 600 virgins in order to bath in their blood to renew her beauty; Roman Emperor Nero; and dictators Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. There is a wonderful new figure designed by Mr. Stuart that gives this presentation a surprise ending. You must see who it is!
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.