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For Immediate Release — September 27, 2010

Portraits of Schulz

at the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
October 1, 2010 through February 6, 2011

© Jack Davis 1997

(Santa Rosa, CA) Charles Schulz said, “If you read the strip, you would know me.” For nearly 50 years, Schulz pulled from personal experiences as he created Peanuts. Now, 60 years since the debut of the Peanuts strip, visitors have a chance to discover the man behind the magic of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts Gang.

Portraits of Schulz, the newest exhibition at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, gives visitors a rare look at the creator of Peanuts. Featuring portraits by fellow artists and cartoonists, the exhibition will also feature some rarely seen self-portraits by Schulz.

The exhibition, running October 1, 2010 through February 6, 2011, will open concurrently with the debut of Schulz’s photographic portrait by Yousuf Karsh in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. A reproduction of both the portrait of Schulz and the Peanuts strip featured in the photograph will also be on exhibit at the Schulz Museum.

If you would like any of the images from Portraits of Schulz 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.

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