Journey to the Reuben: The Early Years
September 11, 2014 through January 4, 2015 | Upstairs Changing Gallery
The Reuben Award is the highest honor bestowed annually by the National Cartoonist Society. Schulz was the first artist to receive this recognition twice—once in 1955, and again in 1964. Examine the years leading up to Schulz’s acceptance of this prestigious professional accolade through his early cartoons for The Saturday Evening Post, and rare Peanuts strips from the 1950s.
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.