Heartbreak in Peanuts
February 5 through August 11, 2014 | Strip Rotation Gallery
Like so many themes within Peanuts, readers could easily relate to the universal and plaintive experience of heartbreak. “There’s something funny about unrequited love,” Schulz said, “I suppose it’s because we can all identify with it.” Over 70 original strips will focus on narratives of lost love in Peanuts, highlighted by enduring stories of Sally and her “Sweet Babboo,” and Charlie Brown’s quest to meet the Little Red-Haired Girl.
Evolution of the Comic Strip
March 5 through July 6, 2014 | Upstairs Changing Gallery
This spring, see how Peanuts strips were transformed from the ink drawings Schulz created in his studio, to the comics pages of newspapers across the globe. Original printing plates, contact sheets, and documentary photographs will illustrate the process of publishing syndicated comics before the digital era.
May 3 through October 26, 2014 | Downstairs Changing Gallery
An avid reader and active member of his community, Schulz created Peanuts from the perspective of an informed observer. The Cold War, Vietnam, and environmental issues are just some of the subjects that he touched upon in his work. Social Commentary will highlight socially attuned Peanuts strips through original art, topical ephemera, and reaction letters from the archives.