Peanuts and the Picture of Health
August 31, 2016 through March 12, 2017 | 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.
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.