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Art Exhibit: “Secret Origin: A Brief History of Comics”
January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 5, 2021
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 6, 2021
Rountree Gallery presents “Secret Origin: A Brief History of Comics” by local comic collector Bob Hundhausen.
Bob spent much of his youth amassing a collection of comics, toys and media. This unique exhibit will explore the origins of the sequential art form, their creators and artists. In the 1930s, comic books were the most popular form of entertainment in the United States and sold 80-100 million copies weekly and employed tens of thousands of publishers, creators, artists and distributors.
Witness the scandal and social scare of comic books that caused public comic book burning, and led to congressional and state legislation all across the country. See how censorship affected an artistic industry and how that same the industry fought back against Dr. Fredric Wertham, a real-life super-villain. Don’t miss this unique American secret history of pop culture and mythology.
Exhibit runs Dec. 10 through Feb. Reception at 5-8 p.m. Dec 11 with Reception/Exhibit Talk by the collector at 6 p.m.
Rountree Gallery requires guests to wear a face covering and practice social distancing while visiting the gallery or at gallery events.