Special Exhibit – Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons

Exhibit dates: March 19, 2019 – August 22, 2019

Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons tackles assumptions – real and imagined – about the South as shown in comics. Visitors will explore the drawings of Thomas Nast as well as cartoons such as Snuffy Smith, Li’l Abner, Pogo, and Kudzu.

Thought-provoking interactives throughout the exhibit will encourage all ages to consider stereotypes about humor, language, race, and intelligence that have shaped an image of the South and Southerners, for better or for worse. Featuring cartoons submitted by local artists, the exhibit will also include a station where visitors can create their own work of art.

This traveling exhibition is on loan from the Levine Museum of the New South and will be on display at the Earl Scruggs Center from March 19, 2019 to August 22, 2019.

Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons was created by the Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, North Carolina and made possible by generous grants from Triad Foundation and The RLJ Companies.

 

We are proud to have the City of Shelby as our Presenting Exhibit Sponsor for

Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons


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