Press Room Archives

For Immediate Release — December 15, 2009

May I Have This Dance

at the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
January 6 through May 17, 2010


Peanuts— detail January 12, 1958

(Santa Rosa, CA) Long before television’s Dancing with the Stars took the nation by storm, Charles Schulz recognized the nearly universal appeal of dance in his Peanuts comic strip. Who can forget Snoopy’s exuberant suppertime dance, his feel–good–all–over happy dance, his riotous appearance as Peppermint Patty’s date at the “turn–about” dance, or his sublime partnering of a gracefully falling leaf?

Explore dance as expressed by Peanuts characters in the Charles M. Schulz Museum’s newest exhibition, May I Have This Dance, running January 6 through May 17, 2010 and featuring 70 original Peanuts strips.

Nearly every character in Peanuts from Charlie Brown to Woodstock has been known to kick up their heels to express their joie de vivre.  Now visitors can vicariously experience the characters’ joys and mishaps of dance in this exhibition.

If you would like any of the images from May I Have This Dance to print in a publication, contact Gina Huntsinger at or (707) 284-1268.

Copyright and image instructions:
Copyright for all Peanuts image should be:   Peanuts © (year of strip) Peanuts Worldwide LLC

FOR USE OF ALL IMAGES IN THIS RELEASE. This art may not be altered in any way. You may not crop, flop, compress or squeeze the images. You may enlarge or reduce its size to fit your publication; and you must do so proportionately. You may not create or change words or thought balloons for the characters.

Peanuts—September 18, 1965

PeanutsDecember 3, 1970

Peanuts—April 12, 1996

The Charles M. Schulz Museum opened in August 2002 to fulfill its mission of preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of Charles M. Schulz. The museum carries out this mission through changing exhibitions and programming that: build an understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art; illustrate the scope of Schulz’s multi-faceted career; communicate the stories, inspirations and influences of Charles Schulz; and celebrate the life of Charles Schulz and the Peanuts characters.

The Charles M. Schulz Museum is located 50 minutes north of San Francisco by car on Highway 101. The Museum is located at 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, California, 95403.

Weekdays Monday thru Friday (except Tuesdays*) 11am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
Closed Tuesdays*
*Open everyday throughout the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Free – Museum Members, Children 3 and under
$5.00 – Children 4-18, college students with valid I.D. card, and Seniors 62+
$10.00 – Adults

For more information consult the Museum web site:
Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403