Past Events

  • John Canemaker: The Art and Life of Winsor McCay November 3, 2009

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    November 3, 2009
     

    Acclaimed filmmaker and animation historian John Canemaker returns for a special presentation on pioneering cartoonist and animator Winsor McCay.

    McCay is best known for his groundbreaking comic stripLittle Nemo in Slumberland and animation milestonesLittle Nemo (1911) and Gertie the Dinosaur (1914). Canemaker’s lecture will be punctuated by film clips and cartoon images and will provide insight into one of the most important popular artists of the 20th century. The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition Winsor McCay: Legendary Cartoonist at the Cartoon Join us as John Canemaker, McCay’s biographer, presents “The Art and Life of Winsor McCay,” a talk on this legendary cartoonist.

    Admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for students and Wexner members.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

  • The Cartoons of Sam Milai The Cartoons of Sam Milai October 27, 2009

    The Reading Room Gallery
    October 27, 2009
     

    Join us as Dr. Rebecca Wanzo, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and African American and African Studies, discusses the cartoons of Sam Milai. Milai cartooned for the Pittsburgh Courier, an influential African American newspaper, for thirty-three years. An exhibition of Milai’s cartoons from the 1960s is currently on display at the library through December 31, 2008.

    This event is free and open to the public.

  • Free Family Programs! Free Family Programs! July 19, 2009

    Hopkins Hall Gallery and Corridor
    July 19, 2009

    Bring the family and spend Sunday afternoon browsing the exhibit, attending a film, enjoying refreshments, printing a comic strip and making an authentic printer’s hat!

    12:30 – 4:40 pm  From the Yellow Kid to Conan: American Cartoons from the International Museum of Cartoon Art at the Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor.

    1:00 pm The Secret of N.I.M.H (1982)Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater.

    2:30 – 4:30 pm Special Events at the Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor: enjoy lemonade and cookies, print a comic strip with Bob Tauber, Logan Elm Press and Book Arts Program, and make an authentic newspaper printer’s hat.

    Part of the Celebrating the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection at The Ohio State University events.

    Co-Sponsors: The Ohio State University Cartoon Library & Museum, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Department of Art Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor, University Libraries, and Logan Elm Press and Book Arts Program.

  • "A Whirlwind History of American Comics" followed by a gallery talk July 14, 2009

    162 Hopkins Hall
    July 14, 2009

    Join us for “A Whirlwind History of American Comics” by Dr. Jared Gardner, OSU Dept. of English, followed by a gallery talk by Professor Lucy Shelton Caswell, curator of the Cartoon Library & Museum and of the exhibit From the Yellow Kid to Conan: American Cartoons from the International Museum of Cartoon Art. The event takes place Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 7:00-9:00 pm at the Hopkins Hall, 128 North Oval Mall. Free and open to the public.

    This is part of the Celebrating the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection events co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Cartoon Library & Museum, Wexner Center for the Arts, Department of Art Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor, University Libraries, and Logan Elm Press and Book Arts Program.

  • Celebrating the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection June 27, 2009 - July 20, 2009

    Main event is June 28, 2009. Accompanying dates, times for the exhibits and additional programming are listed below

    OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS

    June 27, 2009, 7:00 pm, Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater

    101 Dalmations(1961) proceeded by the Brave Little Tailor (1938) and Leprechaun’s Gold (1949). Introduction by animation historian Jerry Beck. Visit wexarts.org or call 614-292-3535 for tickets.

    June 28, 2009, Free Events

    Grand Lounge, The Ohio State University Faculty Club, 181 South Oval Dr.

    1:00 pm Milestones of the International Museum of Cartoon Art. Panel discussion with former trustees Brian Walker, Mort Walker, and Arnold Roth moderated by Dr. Jared Gardner, Dept. of English.

    2:15 pm Keynote Speaker – Jim Borgman, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and co-creator of the comic strip Zits

    Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor, 128 North Oval Mall

    3:30-5:00pm Exhibition opening and reception

     

    EXHIBITIONS

    Opening June 28, 2009

    From the Yellow Kid to Conan:  American Cartoons from the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection (through August 7) at the Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor, 128 North Oval Mall, 10:30 am-4:30 pm weekdays. To schedule group tours, call 614-262-6493. Free Admission.

    Hogarth and Beyond:  Global Cartoons from the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection (through August 31) at the Cartoon Library & Museum Reading Room Gallery, 27 West 17th Avenue Mall, 9:00-5:00 pm weekdaysFree admission. The library will be open from 3:30-5:00 pm on Sunday, June 28.

     

    ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

    June 8, 15, 22, 2009, 6:30-8:00 pm, Room 021L adjacent to the library

    Krazy Kat, Gasoline Alley and Peanuts RevisitedReading and discussion group led by Dr, Jared Gardner, Dept. of English, and Lucy Shelton Caswell, Cartoon Library & Museum. Organized by Donna Distel, University Libraries Outreach and Engagement. Free and open to the public. Advance registration required: e-mail distel.1@osu.edu or call 614-292-2594.

    July 13-17, 2009, 1:30-4:30 pm, Wexner Center for the Arts

    Teen Comics Class [Enrollment is full]

    July 14, 2009, 7:00-9:00 pm, 162 Hopkins Hall, 128 North Oval Mall

    “A Whirlwind History of American Comics” by Dr. Jared Gardner, Dept. of English, followed by a gallery talk by Lucy Shelton Caswell, curator of From the Yellow Kid to Conan:  American Cartoons from the International Museum of Cartoon Art. Free and open to the public.

    July 19, 2009, Free Family Programs

    12:30-4:30 pm From the Yellow Kid to Conan: American Cartoons from the International Museum of Cartoon Art at the Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor,

    1:00 pm The Secret of N.I.M.H. (1982), Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater

    2:30-4:30 pm Special events at the Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor: enjoy lemonade and cookies, print a comic strip with Bob Tauber, Logan Elm Press and Book Arts Program, and make an authentic newspaper printer’s hat

    Co-Sponsors: The Ohio State University Cartoon Library & Museum, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Department of Art Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor, University Libraries, and Logan Elm Press and Book Arts Program

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