Turn the Page
The Evolution of Cartoon and Comic Art
On view: Saturday, April 28 - Saturday, June 9
Reception: Saturday, April 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Grab your cape and mask and head to The Rye Arts Center for Turn the Page: Cartoon and Comic Art, an exhibition opening on Saturday, April 28, 1:00 - 3:00 PM and on view through June 9. Co-curated by Adam Levi and Gail Harrison Roman, Ph.D., this exhibit will present original designs for comic books, cartoons, comic strips, graphic novels, and film cels.

Three cartoonists from The New Yorker (Emily Flake, Robert Mankoff, and Ben Schwartz) are lending their work to the exhibit and will also serve as judges for a caption contest. The winning caption will be displayed in the exhibit with an original cartoon designed by Ben Schwartz. See cartoon and submit your caption here.

Exploring the impact of the comic book form on modern art, the exhibit will include an original work by American pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein on loan from the Neuberger Museum.

Fans of Wonder Woman, the Black Panther, Batman, and the Avengers should know that superheroes will feature prominently in the exhibit which includes works by such legends as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, and more.

In addition you’ll see original layouts for comic strips including Archie and Peanuts, cartoon cels for Woody Woodpecker and The Powerpuff Girls, and much more.

Turn the Page will highlight Rye Arts Center instructor and comic book artist, David Abrevaya. The exhibit will feature a replica of David’s studio, where he will hold free workshops for attendees on Saturdays, May 5 and May 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Directly following the opening reception on Saturday, April 28 at 3:00 PM, enjoy a free concert featuring music from cartoons, television, and movies performed by music instructors from The Rye Arts Center.