Museum of Science and Industry presents Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit

. October 31, 2012

Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago presents Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit on view October 25, 2012 – February 18, 2013.


The Museum of Science and Industry

For nearly 50 years, Charles Schulz researched, wrote, designed, and drew each Peanuts strip that appeared in daily and Sunday newspapers. He may never have liked the name—assigned by the syndicator over his original title, L’il Folks—but Schulz poured himself into Peanuts. In achieving his boyhood dream of drawing a comic strip, he also wound up spawning an industry, bringing existential dilemmas to the funnies and conducting a master art class in the process.

Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit explores Schulz’s personal history and his role as the sole inspiration and artistic talent behind Peanuts and its unique cast of characters. Through original cartoons, as well as reproductions and related Peanuts memorabilia, you will see how characters like Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Lucy were developed and how they evolved over decades in print and popular culture. A recreation of Schulz’s Santa Rosa, Calif. studio is presented on tour for the first time, where the real tools and mementos he kept there provide a deeper look into what fueled his creative process.

The Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Main: (773) 684-1414
TTY: (773) 753-1351
www.msichicago.org

Category: Science Technology

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