Aug. 8, 2019
MARSHFIELD – While most readers might associate Peanuts with the game of baseball, other sports also figured prominently in Charles Schulz's comic strip. Schulz created over 250 football-themed Peanuts comic strips and his "Fall Classic" – Lucy pulling the ball away from Charlie Brown just as he runs up to kick it – became a rite of autumn in American pop culture.
Schulz's other football-themed strips are equally memorable for Peanuts aficionados. Who can soon forget the "Mad Punters'" exuberant capers, Woodstock's valiant gridiron efforts, Marcie's total ineptitude at the game, or the passion and ferocity which marked Peppermint Patty's play?
The Sunday and daily strips in this exhibition demonstrate the fun Schulz had with the sport and explore his wonderful world of Pigskin Peanuts.
Kick off your visit to see Pigskin Peanuts on Sunday, August 11, from 1-3 p.m. The opening reception, free of charge and open to all, will include refreshments and hands-on art activities for children.
Pigskin Peanuts can be viewed Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Visions Gallery, located in the main lobby of Marshfield Medical Center (medical offices), 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield. School and community group tours are available for this exhibit free of charge. Interested parties should contact New Visions Gallery to schedule a date and time.
Pigskin Peanuts is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, California. It is sponsored locally by the generosity of our exhibit donors: Dr. John and Linda Melski, Mr. Frank Scinto and Dr. Jeanne Scinto, and Mike and Karen Piel.