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Schulz biographer, Snoopy close 'Peanuts' exhibit at WFU


November 2, 2006

A guest lecture by Rheta Grimsley Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 followed by a reception featuring a special appearance by Snoopy will mark the final days of the exhibit “Charles M. Schulz:  His World in Art and Objects” at Wake Forest University’s Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  The exhibit will officially close Nov. 15.

Johnson, an award-winning reporter and nationally-syndicated columnist, is the author of the authorized biography “Good Grief:  The Story of Charles M. Schulz.”  She will discuss some of the personal details of Schulz’ life and how they influenced his creative work.

Snoopy will make an appearance at the catered dessert reception that will be held immediately following the lecture in the gallery lobby.

The exhibit, which has drawn hundreds of visitors to the Wake Forest campus, features more than 46 original drawings by Schulz, including rare “Li’l Folks” strips; a variety of biographical documentation; related works of art; and “Peanuts” collectibles.  

Admission is free and open to the public.  Museum hours have been extended during the exhibit:  Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

For more information, call (336) 758-5585.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237
barretpm@wfu.edu

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237
coxkp@wfu.edu


"Charles M. Schulz: His World in Art and Objects" will close with a visit from Snoopy and a lecture by Rheta Grimsley Johnson. Photo courtesy of United Features Syndicate.
"Charles M. Schulz: His World in Art and Objects" will close with a visit from Snoopy and a lecture by Rheta Grimsley Johnson. Photo courtesy of United Features Syndicate.
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