A Friendship Like Ours
April 26 through November 6, 2017 | Strip Rotation Gallery
Marcie and Peppermint Patty, Linus and Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Woodstock—Schulz built upon the spirit of these friendships in Peanuts. Schulz called Woodstock, “. . .Snoopy’s friend and confidant. He just worships Snoopy and would do anything for him. . .” Rediscover these enduring duos in this exhibition of over 70 original comic strips.
Behind Peanuts: Pig Pen
July 27, 2017 through January 14, 2018 | Upstairs Changing Gallery
In spite of his popularity with fans, Pig Pen was featured in just over 100 of the 17,897 Peanuts comic strips that Schulz created. Generating new storylines suited to Pig Pen’s messiness proved challenging for Schulz, who explained, “Usually, I just run out of ideas for him, but somehow he keeps hanging in there.” From his 1954 debut, to his last appearance in 1999, Pig Pen evolved in the way that Schulz portrayed his dirtiness. Through a display of
original sketches, comic strips and ephemera, discover the creative ways Schulz brought Pig Pen, with his cloud of dust in tow, into the world of Peanuts.