Relive one of America’s most popular comics with an exhibition focused on the narrative of unrequited love and heartbreak within the Peanuts series. Charles M. Schultz’s comic strip has been explored and revisited throughout the years. High-quality reproductions of this comic, featuring the theme of heartbreak, will be on display within this exposition at RAM.
Whether you’re in love with a Schroder of your own, have a “sweet babboo,” or are searching for someone as Charlie Brown searches for the little red-haired girl, this exhibition is nostalgic, childlike, and undeniably relatable. During your time at Heartbreak in Peanuts, you can spread love and write a valentine to Charlie Brown himself, try your hand at writing a love poem, or do both!
The Peanuts comic strip was a Sunday paper publication that ran from October 2nd, 1950 to February 13th, 2000. This long run gave it plenty of time to cover the topic of heartbreak, which this exhibition explores in the modern day. Charles M. Schultz created the comic strip for nearly half a century.
The Peanuts characters have become icons in America — there is Peanuts merchandise, multiple cartoon specials (many holiday classics), a computer animated movie, and museum exhibitions featuring the cartoon and its characters throughout the world.
See the Exhibition
Heartbreak in Peanuts kicks off with a special Valentine’s Day Reception on Tuesday, February, 14th from 5-8 PM. The reception is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers, and you can register for the event here.
After the reception, Heartbreak in Peanuts runs from February 15th through April 16th, 2017 and has been organized by the Charles M. Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA.