Past Exhibits

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream June 4, 2016 - October 23, 2016

    [Little Nemo tribute] by  Yuko Shimizu

    Winsor McCay (1867 – 1934) was one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century, known best for his groundbreaking newspaper comics and early animated films. Much of his most beloved work appeared in Little Nemo in Slumberland, a full-page comic that ran every Sunday from 1905 to 1926. It was on these pages that McCay expanded the world of visual narrative: his stunning sequences, expressed through vivid illustrations and inventive panel compositions, became a cornerstone of modern comics.

    In 2014, Locust Moon published Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, a huge, full-color anthology featuring work by 100 comic artists and illustrators. Each of these artists was asked to create a new version of McCay’s famous strip, resulting in a rich and diverse collection of homages to a remarkable man.

  • Dedini: The Art of Humor Dedini: The Art of Humor February 13, 2016 - May 22, 2016

    Image: Eldon Dedini, Playboy, 1964.

    Closed Mondays, during exhibit installations, and holidays. Before your visit, see Hours for all closings.

    Eldon Dedini (1921-2006) was a master of the gag cartoon. For almost half a century, both The New Yorker and Playboy regularly published his work, which featured a unique blend of art and humor informed by his insatiable appetite and his love of fine art, jazz, wine, and life.

    * This exhibit contains sexually explicit content that may be inappropriate for some audiences.

    Join us for FREE opening events on Saturday, February 20, 2016!

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