Dalia “Dale” Messick, Brenda Starr, Reporter (detail), November 23, 1950, Chicago Tribune, ink on Bristol board, 7 1/4 x 22 inches.
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is recognized as one of the region's foremost spaces in which to experience the achievements of internationally renowned artists and art movements of yesterday and today. Housed in a former church in the medieval-revival style, the Gallery is host to five to six exhibitions a year, with loans from major national and regional art museums, galleries, and collectors. Exhibitions are made possible by the The Friends of the Gallery, the Gallery's membership group, as well as other generous sponsors.
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| Aug. 31—Oct. 21, 2018 | Drawing from a collection of vintage American comic art, Comics Unstripped joins the burgeoning wave of scholarly introspection on this previously overlooked mass medium. Incorporating research from a spring 2018 course on comic art, the exhibition not only examines the historical development of comics as an art form, but also explores comics as visual communication. Comics Unstripped investigates the comic art medium, in its variety and multiplicity, as a critical aspect of the historical, cultural, and artistic record of the United States from 1890 to the present.