Upcoming Exhibitions

My Favorite Peanuts: Reflections of Family and Friends

March 17 through September 16, 2018 | Downstairs Changing Gallery

All Peanuts fans have a favorite character, storyline, or drawing. What is yours? In this exhibition, Charles Schulz’s wife, Jean, along with some of his family members and close friends will share their favorite strips and the stories behind them. Sometimes it is a particularly clever or humorous punch line, sometimes it is one of the themes that he touched on over the years, and sometimes it is simply a sentimental memory, but with each strip we will learn something about their creative creator, Charles Schulz. Using a display of original strips, books, photographs and ephemera, visitors will learn which stories are the favorites of Schulz’s family and friends. A version of this exhibition was seen at the Snoopy Museum in Tokyo, and visitors were so enthusiastic about it we decided to expand upon the theme.

The World According to Sally

May 23 through December 3, 2018 | Strip Rotation Gallery

Sally Brown, Charlie Brown’s little sister, has a sweet innocent side, but also a more cynical view of life than most of the other characters in the Peanuts Gang. A favorite phrase of hers is, “Who cares?” and the answer is: we do! Sally is quick to offer her unedited opinions, establish her privileges and pursue new possibilities. Her unrequited love for Linus is sweet rather than sad and many readers can relate to her indifference to playing sports. When she is thwarted by math, or mangles the English language in front of her classmates, she often ends up telling her frustrations to the beloved school building. The many moods of Sally Brown are revealed through this display of original strips.