It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

January 28 to September 10, 2017
Downstairs Changing Gallery

Charles Schulz brought his love of literature to his art, especially with his depiction of Snoopy as the “World Famous Author” sitting atop his doghouse using a typewriter. Snoopy began his writing career in July, 1965 with that infamous first line originally penned by English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton, “It was a dark and stormy night.”

This exhibition explores Charles Schulz’s love of literature, displays rarely seen books from his personal library collection, and highlights many Peanuts comic strips where books and writing appear in the everyday lives of his characters. An interactive typing display allows visitors to share in Snoopy’s experience and step into the paw prints of the World Famous Author.

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