It’s a Foul, It’s a Field Goal, It’s Football, Charlie Brown!
December 16, 2015 through March 28, 2016 | Strip Rotation Gallery
Each fall, Peanuts readers eagerly anticipated Lucy pulling a football away from Charlie Brown. Schulz remembered from childhood, “It was impossible for one boy holding a football for another to let him kick it without pulling it away.” This selection of Peanuts comic strips highlights the Gang’s gridiron efforts and coincides with Super Bowl 50 coming to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016.
Peanuts and the Picture of Health
March 30 through August 8, 2016 | Strip Rotation Gallery
Charles Schulz’s careful study of health issues informed many Peanuts plotlines. From physical fitness to mental well-being, Peanuts highlighted a range of topics regarding personal health. Schulz grew up playing baseball, football, and ice hockey, and later took up jogging, tennis, and even rollerblading—all pursuits that found themselves playfully depicted in the panels of Peanuts.
Snoopy for President: Peanuts and Politics
April 30 through October 23, 2016 | Downstairs Changing Gallery
Peanuts and politics brushed elbows many times! Pig Pen ran for class president, Lucy eyed the White House, and Spike served as president of his local cactus club. Fun “Snoopy for President” regalia became popular during elections of the 1960s and 70s. Schulz himself received multiple White House invitations, from President Johnson to President Clinton, and counted many commanders in chief as fans.
You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown
June 3, 2016 through January 22, 2017 | Upstairs Changing Gallery
The CBS network first aired, You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, on October 29, 1972—just prior to the 1972 presidential election. The primetime animated special followed Charlie Brown and company as Linus ran for school president. View original production artwork, storyboards, and comic strips in this exhibition specially focused on the Emmy-nominated cartoon.