Macross: The Art 1982-2018 (マクロス:ジアート Makurosu: Jiāto) is a retrospective Macross art exhibit, held from June 29, 2018 to October 29, 2018 at the Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum, located in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. The key visual was drawn by Risa Ebata. The exhibit also had a pop-up called Gourmet Macross (グルメマクロス Gurume Makurosu). A previous Macross-related art exhibit, Macross: The Museum was held in the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in 2013.
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Macross: The Art 1982-2018 is a commemorative art exhibit celebrating the 35th anniversary of Macross and 10th anniversary of Macross Frontier, set in Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum. A previous exhibition, Macross: The Museum also took place in the same venue in 2013. The exhibit featured 350 concept illustration and animation production art by various staff that worked on all the major Macross series over the last few decades. Fans were also treated to several Macross characters, such as Walküre, Basara Nekki, Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee, drawn in Osamu Tezuka's style. A large cut-out of the key visual draped with large red curtains can be used as a photo backdrop for fans as well.
One of the highlights for fans was the brand new statue of the popular YF-29 Durandal from the film Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye, along with the "Gourmet Macross" cafe pop-up, featuring Macross-themed food items such as Pineapple Cake.
Stickers featuring Macross characters drawn in Osamu Tezuka's style were distributed in limited quantities. Designs will change every nine days while the exhibit is running, so fans would have to visit multiple times to acquire all of them. The first week saw Freyja Wion sticks being given to guests.