INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
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“SNOOPY AS THE WWI FLYING ACE”
NEW EXHIBITION SHOWCASING CHARLES M. SCHULZ’S
FAMED BEAGLE -- TO OPEN AT THE
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
DECEMBER 15, 2009
OVER 25 SCHULZ DIGITAL PRINTS TO BE DISPLAYED ALONGSIDE ORIGINAL INTREPID CREWMEMBER “SAILOR ART”
More than 25 of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved beagle Snoopy’s most exciting adventures will be showcased in the exhibition, “Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace” that will open on Tuesday, December 15th 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 will run through April 30, 2010 and is free with the price of admission to the museum. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
PLACE: INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
PIER 86 (46TH STREET AND 12TH AVENUE), MANHATTAN
About the Museum
The newly renovated Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of over 30 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. Guests can experience newly opened areas of the ship including the fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a brand new state-of-the-art public pier.
Also new to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains 18 different hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid. In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, climb a cargo net, transmit messages using Morse code, crawl through living quarters of crewmembers, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost of Admission:
Adult – $19.50
Seniors (62+), Veterans and US College Students – $15.50
Youth (3-17) – $14.50
Children under 3, Retired Military, Active Duty and Museum Members – FREE
Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan
Directions by NYC Metro Bus
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.
Directions by NYC Metro Subway
Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, W, 1, 2, 3, 7, or 9 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk North to Intrepid.
Directions from Water
Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk a block north to the Intrepid Museum. Or from New Jersey take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th Street) and walk north on 12th Ave to the museum.