Upcoming Exhibits

  • Treasures from the Collections of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Treasures from the Collections of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum November 3, 2018 - March 31, 2019

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

    This permanent exhibit features a selection of exceptional artwork and artifacts highlighting the breadth and depth of our collections.

  • Tell Me a Story Where the Bad Girl Wins: The Life and Art of Barbara Shermund Tell Me a Story Where the Bad Girl Wins: The Life and Art of Barbara Shermund November 3, 2018 - March 31, 2019

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

    “Gosh- he loves you more than he does me -” c. 1930s. International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection.

    Barbara Shermund is an unheralded early master of gag cartooning. Her sharp wit and loose style boldly tapped the zeitgeist of first-wave feminism with vivid characters that were alive and astute. Shermund’s women spoke their minds about sex, marriage, and society; smoked cigarettes and drank; and poked fun at everything in an era when it was not common to see young women doing so.

  • Tales from la Vida: Latinx Comics Tales from la Vida: Latinx Comics November 3, 2018 - March 31, 2019

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

    The Latinx comics community is growing and diversifying—and rapidly. This exhibition features autobiographical short stories situated within the language, culture, and history that inform Latinx identity and life. The work showcases the huge variety of styles and worldviews of today’s Latinx comics creators, including such legendary artists as Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, Roberta Gregory, and Kat Fajardo. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the publication of Tales from la Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology, edited by Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama and published by the Ohio State University Press.