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Reading Room Closures and Limited Seating

The Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room will have limited seating or be closed during the following dates and times: Friday, May 24: 12:00-4:30 pm (Closed for NancyFest) Monday, May 27: Closed (Memorial Day) *Appointments are encouraged to ensure materials are available. Email us at cartoons@osu.edu.

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Museum CLOSED through May 21; Reading Room OPEN by Appointment

Due to unexpected circumstances, we regret that the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will be closed through May 5. Our planned closure for the installation of our new exhibit will be from May 6 to May 21. The Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room is open by appointment through Monday, May 6; regular hours will […]

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Holiday Hours and Winter Break

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Museum Galleries, Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room and Offices will be closed on the following: December 24-26, 2023 December 31, 2023 January 1, 2024 The Museum Galleries are open Tuesday-Sunday from 1-5 pm. The Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room will be open by appointment during Winter Break,  December […]

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Museum Galleries Closed 11/20–12/12/2023

The Billy Ireland Museum Galleries will be closed for a planned exhibition changeover beginning Monday, November 20 through Tuesday, December 12. The Museum will reopen on Wednesday, December 13 with the new exhibition Depicting Mexico and Modernism: Gordo by Gus Arriola // Representando México y el modernismo: Gordo de Gus Arriola, which will be on display […]

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Friday, Nov. 10 Closure in observance of Veterans Day

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum galleries and the Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023 in observance of Veterans Day.

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Museum Open Late this Thursday 9/14!

The Billy Ireland Museum Galleries will be open until 7:00pm this Thursday, September 14, 2023, as part of the OSU Arts District Open House, organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts. More information is here: https://wexarts.org/special-events/wex-open-house-2023

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Limited Parking-Saturday, September 9, 2023

Due to the first OSU home football game, on Saturday, September 9th, many parking garages are full or closed.   Visitor parking may be available in the following locations: SafeAuto Garage: 1585 Westpark Street Columbus OH 43210 https://osu.campusparc.com/find-parking/safeauto-garage/ Carmack Lot: 999-1049 Carmack Rd. Columbus, OH 43210 https://osu.campusparc.com/find-parking/carmack-lot-5/ Additional street parking may be located on the […]

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Museum Galleries Closed July 4, 2023

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Galleries and Reading Room will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th. The Museum will be open regular hours the rest of the week.  

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Museum CLOSED May 8 – 23, 2023 for exhibition changeover

The Museum Galleries will be CLOSED Monday, May 8 through Tuesday, May 23, 2023 for a planned exhibition changeover. The galleries will reopen on Wednesday, May 24, with our new exhibition Facing Feelings: The Art of Raina Telgemeier. Sunday, May 7 is the last day to see MAN SAVES COMICS! and The Art of the News.

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Rescheduled for 4/30! CBS Sunday Morning and Bill Blackbeard

Big news! We are thrilled to share that, barring breaking news, this Sunday, April 30, the acclaimed and long-running staple of weekend television, CBS Sunday Morning, is scheduled to feature the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum! The segment is all about our famous San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection amassed by the great Bill Blackbeard – totaling over 2.5 […]

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Upcoming Museum Closure – Sunday, April 9 (Easter)

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum galleries will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 9 (Easter).

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Museum Galleries Open Tuesdays beginning February 14

The Billy Ireland Museum Galleries will resume regular hours Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm beginning Tuesday, February 14, 2023. For more information on visiting, please see https://cartoons.osu.edu/visit-us/.  

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Museum CLOSED TUESDAYS starting 1/10/2023

The Billy Ireland Museum Galleries will be closed Tuesdays starting on January 10, 2023. The Musem will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1-5pm.

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Season’s Greetings from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum!

2022 has been an exciting year for us at BICLM! As of October, we returned to our pre-pandemic number of gallery visitors, and have greatly enjoyed hosting in-person programs again to reunite with old friends and welcome new guests. Year in Review We started the year with the continuation of our 2021 exhibits, Power Lines: […]

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Closure for Winter Break – Dec. 23, 2022–Jan. 2, 2023

In observance of the holidays and due to Ohio State University’s campus-wide closure, the museum galleries will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023. The galleries will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 (open 1-5 pm). The Reading Room will be closed Friday, December 23, 2022 through Monday, January 2, […]

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Museum Closure Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Billy Ireland Museum will be closed on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. This is a planned closure and regular hours will resume on Thursday, December 8 (open from 1:00–5:00 pm). We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Thanksgiving Week Hours & Closures

The museum galleries will be closed on Thursday, November 24, Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, 2022 in observance of the holiday. The galleries will be open on Sunday November 27 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

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Closed on Veterans Day

We will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022 in observance of Veterans Day.  

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Comics, Security, and the American Mission Conference Nov. 3 & 4, 2022

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Virtual keynote featuring Paul Hirsch Thursday, November 3 beginning at 5:30 pm. Click for more information and the link to register. The main conference will take place in person on Friday, November 3 from 10am to 4pm at the Mershon Center, Derby Hall 1039. Click for the full schedule and the link to register.

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Upcoming Museum Closure – October 24 – November 11, 2022

The Museum Galleries will be closed for three weeks for a planned exhibition changeover from Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 11, 2022. The Museum will reopen with two new exhibitions on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm.

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Sunday, August 14, 2022 – Free workshop for ages 14+!

Make America Sane Again art by Barbara Brandon-Croft

Students and young adults are invited to create expressive art and designs based on their experiences with the artwork displayed in the BICLM exhibit STILL… Racism in America. Father/daughter cartoonists Brumsic Brandon Jr. and Barbara Brandon-Croft independently created the work shown in STILL between the 1960s and the present day, frequently reflecting on similar themes […]

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Fourth of July Holiday Hours – Museum Closed Sunday, July 3

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum will be open Saturday, July 2 from 1:00–5:00 pm. The Musem will be closed Sunday, July 3. The Reading Room, museum galleries, and offices will be closed Monday, July 4.

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New Exhibits Opening Saturday, May 21, 2022! “STILL…Racism in America” and “Celebrating Sparky”

Join us on Saturday, May 21, to celebrate the opening of two new exhibits! Opening reception for STILL… from 6–8 pm, Museum Galleries will open at 1:00 pm. STILL…Racism In America – A Retrospective in Cartoons: Pioneering father/daughter cartoonists Brumsic Brandon, Jr. (1927– 2014) and Barbara Brandon-Croft (1958– ) chronicled the nation’s cultural landscape in their […]

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Season’s Greetings from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum! 

2021 presented unique challenges and opportunities as we continued to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud of the work we accomplished this year in both virtual, physical, and hybrid environments including serving researchers, providing access to our museum exhibits, cataloging our collections, and adapting our teaching and educational programming. These difficult times have emboldened us to explore new methods of providing service to […]

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Closing for Winter Break – December 23, 2021-January 1, 2022

In observance of the holidays and due to Ohio State University’s campus-wide closure, the museum galleries will be closed from Thursday, December 23, 2021 through Saturday, January 1, 2022. The galleries will reopen on Sunday, January 2, 2022 (open 1-5 pm). The Reading Room will be closed Thursday, December 23, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. During […]

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