Friday, June 5, 2009

Upcoming OSU Library and Museum Events

Two new exhibitions at The Ohio State University celebrate the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection, which was recently transferred to OSU’s Cartoon Library and Museum (formerly the Cartoon Research Library). The union of these two institutions created the largest collection of original cartoon art in the world. The exhibitions showcase the treasures of the collection including original art from editorial cartoons, comic strips, animation and comic books. Fan favorites Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Blondie, Dick Tracy, Mickey Mouse, For Better or For Worse, Doonesbury, Spider-Man, Beetle Bailey and Family Circus will all be on display. The characters and images depicted may be familiar, but taken out of their traditional context in print and on screen, cartoons can be examined and appreciated as works of art; triumphs of design and craftsmanship. The originals reveal the method behind the magic, offering visitors an opportunity to look at the popular culture icons and images so prevalent in their everyday lives in new and different ways. These exhibitions will engage and delight audiences of all ages.

From Yellow Kid to Conan: American Cartoons from the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection will be held at the Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor from June 28 – August 7, 2009.

Hogarth and Beyond: Global Cartoons from the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection will be held at the Cartoon Library and Museum’s Reading Room gallery from June 10-August 31, 2009.

Exhibition Opening Reception and Special Events:

Saturday, June 27, 2009, 7:00 pm, Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater
101 Dalmations(1961) proceeded by animated shorts, the Brave Little Tailor (1938) and Leprechaun's Gold (1949). Introduction by animation historian Jerry Beck. Visit or call 614-292-3535 for tickets. $7 ($5 for members, students, and senior citizens).

Sunday, June 28, 2009, 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, Jerry Robinson, 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
3:30-5:00pm Exhibition opening reception at the Hopkins Hall Gallery + Corridor. Refreshments will be served.
All June 28 events are free and open to the public.

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