Past Exhibition

Charles M. Schulz: Pop Culture in Peanuts

June 8 – Sept. 8, 2013

View Snoopy Jazz Opening Party Photo Gallery

Acclaim for Pop Culture and Peanuts:

Audiences and critics agree. Pop Culture in Peanuts is a one-of-a-kind exhibition that celebrates the genius Charles M. Schulz and his enduring Peanuts comic strip.

“Best comic strip ever!”
“Had a smile on my face the whole time.”

These are just a sampling of rave responses from gallery visitors after they viewed 70 original Peanuts panels and more than 100 items of pop culture memorabilia spanning a 50-year period. South Florida art critics are unanimous in their praise. wrote, “No comic strip was more in touch with American pop culture in the 20th Century than Peanuts.”

Boca Magazine declares, “Schulz and his hand-drawn children navigated the [cultural] zeitgeist with aplomb, offering sly commentaries and of-the-moment observations. … Macramé, meditation and genealogy are covered in one strip alone, in 1970.”

Broward Palm Beach New Times observed, “On display are some of Schulz’s cutest and cleverest drawings: Snoopy wearing 3-D movie glasses, Peppermint Patty sporting Bo Derek’s famed cornrow hairstyle. Charlie Brown and characters’ fascination with technology.”

Also in the press:
“Linus, Lucy And Blockhead Receive The Museum Treatment” on WLRN Miami – South Florida

Pop Culture in Peanuts features 70 original cartoon strips spanning five decades by the legendary Charles M. Schulz. This is the largest exhibition of original Peanuts drawings to be exhibited outside the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., in more than a decade. This is a rare chance to see the originals – not reproductions – by a true American original.

From coon skin caps to macramé to 3-D glasses, Schulz made reference to pop culture in his Peanuts comic strip. Pop Culture in Peanuts delves into the fads, trends, and contemporary influences on Peanuts and how those references changed over the 50 years of the strip.

The Peanuts Play Area adjacent to the exhibition allows visitors to make their own cartoon creations.

Snoopy Jazz Party: This opening day event on Saturday, June 8, features Peanuts-themed music by South Florida jazz legend Joe Donato, a cartooning discussion and demonstrations, prizes and raffles, a Snoopy dog house, and Snoopy’s favorite snack – chocolate chip cookies and root beer.

Florida Comic Strip Challenge: Amateur cartoonists of all ages create their own comic strip and compete for prizes. A selection of entries will be exhibited in our galleries. Exhibition runs August 28 – September 7. The award ceremony will take place on Sun. September 7 at 2 pm. Florida Comic Strip Challenge Page

Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 am–5 pm and Sat.-Sunday, noon-5 pm. Admission is $10 for adults; $6 for students, seniors and children ages 4 to 17; and free to Center members and children age 3 and younger.

Book your group by downloading a reservation and payment form here. Return this completed form by fax to 954.921.3273, by mail, or in person to the Center. And download a copy of all field-trip guidelines and tour policies.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Download Gallery Monitor Volunteer Application.

Pop Culture in Peanuts is organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif. The Museum opened in August 2002 to fulfill its mission of preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of Charles M. Schulz.

Charles Schulz: Pop Culture in Peanuts is supported in part by Florida Power and Light, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Barker Animation Art Gallery, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.
The Peanuts Play Area is presented in part by the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa.