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NEW SNOOPY EXHIBITION SHOWCASING CHARLES M. SCHULZ’S FAMED BEAGLE TO OPEN AT THE INTREPID MUSEUM
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NEW SNOOPY EXHIBITION SHOWCASING CHARLES M. SCHULZ’S FAMED BEAGLE TO OPEN AT THE INTREPID MUSEUM
12/14/2009
 
FROM:   
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

CONTACT:    
Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations
Brady Littlefield – 212-843-9220 / blittlefield@rubenstein.com

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NEW SNOOPY EXHIBITION SHOWCASING CHARLES M. SCHULZ’S
FAMED BEAGLE TO OPEN AT THE
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

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PRESS PREVIEW FOR “SNOOPY AS THE WWI FLYING ACE”
FEATURES MORE THAN 25 SCHULZ DIGITAL PRINTS ALONGSIDE ORIGINAL INTREPID CREWMEMBER “SAILOR ART” OF THE PEANUTS GANG


More than 25 of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved beagle Snoopy’s most exciting adventures will be on display as the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the exhibition “Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace” at a press preview on Tuesday, December 15th from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan.

“Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace” presents Charles M. Schulz’s lovable beagle, Snoopy, as his alter ego, the Flying Ace.  The exhibit showcases Snoopy’s imaginary journeys through the skies of Europe in his transformed doghouse—now a Sopwith Camel airplane —from the time he faced a deadly bout of influenza to sparring with the Flying Ace’s archenemy, the Red Baron.  Digital prints from the original drawings done by Schulz will be on display alongside a photograph of the artist.

Accompanying Schulz’s scenes of Snoopy as a flying ace is artwork featuring the Peanuts gang that was created by crewmembers serving aboard the USS Intrepid.  Crewmembers personalized their living and working spaces by creating paintings, cartoons and drawings directly on the ship’s steel walls.  Reflecting the politics, morality and American popular culture of the time, the “sailor art” expressed the hopes, pride, frustrations and even boredom of the men serving on the ship.  Peanuts characters were especially popular subjects of the sailor art, and numerous images of Charlie Brown and his friends will be on display for the exhibition. 

“Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace” is organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center and toured by ExhibitUSA, the national touring division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, a non-profit regional arts organization based in Kansas City, Missouri.   

The exhibition opens to the public on Tuesday, December 15 and will run through April 30, 2010.

DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15

TIME: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: PRESS PREVIEW, 10:00 AM: EXHIBIT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

PLACE: INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM PIER 86 (46TH STREET AND 12TH AVENUE), MANHATTAN