Past Exhibits

  • Galleries closed March 13-24 for exhibit installation March 13, 2017 - March 24, 2017

    All galleries will be closed during installation of our upcoming exhibitions.

  • Windows On Death Row: Art from Inside and Outside the Prison Walls Windows On Death Row: Art from Inside and Outside the Prison Walls November 5, 2016 - March 12, 2017

    In Death Penalty We Trust by Patrick Chappatte

    Windows on Death Row features over 70 works of art by famous American political cartoonists, as well as from a more unlikely source, death row inmates. Using art as a tool for social awareness, this exhibition opens a window into an often hidden part of the ongoing conversation about capital punishment – exploring the system through the eyes of the incarcerated. At a moment when our country is becoming ever more polarized regarding racial injustice and economic inequality, the questions that this exhibition raises could not be more timely. This traveling exhibit is presented by Patrick Chappatte, Anne-Frédérique Widmann, and Anne Hromadka.

    Warning: Windows on Death Row contains content that may be inappropriate for children

  • What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective November 5, 2016 - March 12, 2017

    Grimmy from Mother Goose and Grimm by Mike Peters

    What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective examines the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the King Features comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. Between his popular strip’s host of hilarious animals and a body of editorial cartoons spanning nine presidencies, visitors will learn about Peters’ world-view as well as his fervent sense of humor.

  • Galleries closed for installation October 25, 2016 - November 4, 2016

    The galleries are currently closed for installation of our new exhibitions. Check our Upcoming Exhibits for information on what’s coming soon!

  • Good Grief! Children and Comics Good Grief! Children and Comics June 4, 2016 - October 23, 2016

    Nancy (detail) by Ernie Bushmiller

    Young people have a long, rich, and complicated history with comics in the United States. Many of the most beloved comic strip characters have been children. Similarly, boys and girls have also constituted one of the primary readerships of, as well as target audiences for, this artistic form. Comics and children just go together, like Nancy and Sluggo, Archie and Jughead, or Calvin and Hobbes.

    Good Grief! Children and Comics examines the history, role and tensions of child characters in comic strips and comic books.

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