Upcoming Exhibitions


It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

January 28 through September 10, 2017 | Downstairs Changing Gallery

In 1830, the English novelist, Edward Bulwer-Lytton originally penned the line, “It was a dark and stormy night.” This now habitually parodied phrase found new life with Schulz, who used the opener in his portrayal of Snoopy as the “World Famous Author,” pictured atop his doghouse with a typewriter. Explore the theme of writing in Peanuts through original cartoons, ephemera, and family-friendly activities.



You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

February 23 through July 16, 2017 | Upstairs Changing Gallery

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, which is recognized as one of the most performed musicals in the history of American theatre. The musical theatre production first debuted at Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York City on March 7, 1967. Celebrate the long-running success of this acclaimed stage production with original letters, sheet music, and playbills from the Museum archives.


A Friendship Like Ours

April 26 through November 5, 2017 | Strip Rotation Gallery

Marcie and Peppermint Patty, Linus and Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Woodstock—Schulz built upon the spirit of these friendships in Peanuts. Schulz called Woodstock, “. . .Snoopy’s friend and confidant. He just worships Snoopy and would do anything for him. . .” Rediscover these enduring duos in this exhibition of over 70 original comic strips.