Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10/28/09 - OSU Cartoon Library - New Name, Same Great Programming

The largest single collection of comic and cartoon art is housed relatively close to us - just a few hours drive to the north is Columbus and Ohio State University campus. There you will find the newly renamed: Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. A generous donor has insured that they will soon have a facility to more appropriately display their holdings - good news indeed!

Now the world’s largest collection of cartoon art and comics, the Cartoon Library and Museum is currently located in the basement of the Wexner Center for the Arts Its new, permanent home in Sullivant Hall will expand its space from its current 6,808 square feet to more than 40,000 gross square feet of space storage and exhibit space allowing more of the collection to be displayed and accessible to the public.

Click here for the complete news release about the name change.

You may want to keep their events URL in your browser favorites - the library hosts many expert lectures and significant art shows throughout the year. They will be hosting the next of their tri-annual Festival of Cartoon Art in a little less than a year - October 15-16, 2010!

Coming up next month is a lecture about Winsor McCay on Tuesday November 3rd at 7PM where John Canemaker, McCay's biographer, presents "The Art and Life of Winsor McCay," a talk on this legendary cartoonist..

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