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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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Personal Statements: Exhibitions about Individual Artists

Personal Statements: Exhibitions about Individual Artists

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(p.289) Personal Statements: Exhibitions about Individual Artists
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Comic Art in Museums
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Kim A. Munson
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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0034

This is a brief interstitial introduction by art historian Kim A. Munson exploring a wide ranging of exhibitions focused on work by individual artists following the “lone genius” concept utilized in the influential 2005 show Masters of American Comics. This chapter discusses the history of blockbuster exhibits like the Mona Lisa’s US visit (1963) and King Tut (1977), retrospectives of elder statesmen (Kirby, Herriman, Goldberg, Eisner), increased valuation of comic art, and narrative in exhibitions with Gary Panter, Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb, and Carol Tyler. Images: exhibition Goldberg, Herriman, Eisner.

Keywords:   Narrative in exhibitions, Carol Tyler, R. Crumb, Gary Panter, Art Spiegelman

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