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“Funny Papers”

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 6
ASU Art Museum
51 E. 10th St. Tempe, AZ
480-965-2787

Price: Free

Stripped Fridges
Joe Oriolo, From Felix the Cat comic: “Uncle Felix, when I have…,” 1956. Ink, benday dots, white-out, crayon, 5 9/16 x 19 7/6 in. From the ASU Art Museum Collection.

Stripped Fridges

Rob Kroehler

In a world run amok with GIFs and hashtags aimed squarely at your funny bone, it's easy to forget that people used to get their chuckles from the newspaper. Before it somehow became okay to post drivel from questionable sources all over our Facebook pages, we used to simply cut out our favorite comic and post it on the fridge. The funnies informed our humor, our political views, even our morality. Sure, they're still around, but they're fast becoming a vestige of American pop culture; influence waning, impact forgotten.

Luckily, there are artists out there who appreciate the profundity and jocularity that comic strips have provided for Americans over the years, and have infused them into their own works. The “Funny Papers” exhibition at ASU Art Museum in Tempe, at 10th Street and Mill Avenue, is devoted entirely to such works, making for a pleasantly anachronistic yet poignant exhibition. Check it out for free on Saturday, July 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.asuartmuseum.asu.edu or call 480-965-2873 for details.

Arts | Free Events | Museum Exhibits and Events | Visual Art

Location

ASU Art Museum

51 E. 10th St. Tempe, AZ
480-965-2787

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