Upcoming Exhibitions

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.

Mud Pies and Jelly Beans

September 16, 2017 through March 11, 2018 | Downstairs Changing Gallery

It’s only fitting that a cartoon named Peanuts includes many playful jokes about food. Patty and Violet are expert mud pie makers, Charlie Brown hates coconut (just like Schulz himself did), and Snoopy thinks about pizza, cookies, and the next meal that will be brimming from his dog dish. View the funniest food-centric comic strips from our collection in this exhibition that is sure to make you laugh. . . just don’t come hungry!