Peanuts in Wonderland
November 8, 2014 through April 26, 2015 | Downstairs Changing Gallery
The Charles M. Schulz Museum and the Lewis Carroll Society of North America will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) with an exhibition that explores Alice in illustration; in the comics, including Schulz’s famous Cheshire Beagle; and in graphic novels.
December 10, 2014 through April 13, 2015 | Strip Rotation Gallery
Schulz once remarked, “I’m speaking to people about things that really affect them.” An authentic approach to emotional issues helped make Peanuts unique. Characters expressed feelings of doubt, insecurity, depression and other sentiments atypical of a daily comic strip. From Lucy’s psychiatric advice to Charlie Brown’s apprehensions, this exhibition follows the sophistication of Schulz’s writing in over 70 comic strips that focus on the human condition.
January 7 through June 7, 2015 | Upstairs Changing Gallery
Schulz proudly wrote, drew, and lettered every Peanuts strip. He did, however, employ cartoonists who assisted him with other cartoon endeavors such as his sports-related comic strip It’s Only a Game (the cartoon above from May 25, 1958 was written by Schulz and drawn by Jim Sasseville) and Peanuts comic books. Meet the artists, Jim Sasseville, Dale Hale, and Nick LoBianco, who attempted to capture Schulz’s indefinable line.