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Comic Art in Museums$
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Kim A. Munson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496828118

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.001.0001

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Cracking the Comics Canon

Cracking the Comics Canon

(p.259) Cracking the Comics Canon
Comic Art in Museums

Leslie Jones

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter includes a 2005 article by Leslie Jones of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with John Carlin, curator of Masters of American Comics from the perspective of a curator of works on paper. This chapter discusses comic art’s place in the fine art world, if canons still matter after post-modernism, Carlin’s selection criteria for the geniuses in the show, how the exhibit is organized, the challenges of finding high quality pieces for the show, and Jones pondering who is missing from the roster of the 14 male artists. Images: three exhibit photos from the Hammer Museum.

Keywords:   Masters of American Comics, Works on paper, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Do canons matter, selection criteria

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