Upcoming Exhibitions

AAUGH! The Language of Peanuts

November 8, 2017 through May 21, 2018 | Strip Rotation Gallery

“Good Grief!” “Rats!” “AAUGH!” A catalogue of familiar expressions helped distinguish Peanuts from other cartoons. “I’m pleased that phrases I have coined have become part of the language,” Schulz once said. Learn more about the characteristic language of Peanuts from more than 70 comic strips featured in this exhibition.

50 Years of Franklin

January 13 through August 5, 2018 | Upstairs Changing Gallery

Shortly after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Los Angeles schoolteacher Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz about integrating the world of Peanuts. She believed that the popular comic strip could help shape American attitudes on race. The result of their correspondence was the character of Franklin, introduced to Peanuts fans in the summer of 1968. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Franklin’s poignant debut with an engaging display of correspondence between Glickman and Schulz, paired with the original comic strips that became a cultural benchmark in the history of American comics.