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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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An Uneasy Accord: LA Museums Open Their Walls to Comics as True Works of Art

An Uneasy Accord: LA Museums Open Their Walls to Comics as True Works of Art

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(p.264) An Uneasy Accord: LA Museums Open Their Walls to Comics as True Works of Art
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Comic Art in Museums
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Scott Timberg

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0031

This chapter contains an in-depth exploration of the issues surrounding comics and museums written by cultural journalist Scott Timberg for the Los Angeles Times in 2005 during the opening of the Masters of American Comics exhibition at the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. This chapter includes interviews with Ann Philbin, Art Spiegelman, John Carlin, and Brian Walker about the organization of the show. This chapter discusses the valuation of comic art versus fine art, the disillusionment some cartoonists feel about art school and contemporary fine art, and opinions on the future of comic art shows from curators at other museums.

Keywords:   Masters of American Comics, Cartoonists disillusionment with art school, Valuation of comic art, Future of comic art shows, Art Spiegelman

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