Comic-Con@Home 2021 – Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comic Art in Museums: 90 Years of Progress – Recommended Watch

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About the Event: 

Panel: Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comic Art in Museums: 90 Years of Progress | Comic-Con@Home 2021

Panel Description: Comic art is gaining traction in the world of museums as audiences and curators recognize its aesthetic and cultural value, but today’s high-profile exhibits build on a rich history that goes back 90 years. Please join the contributors to the first book focused on this topic, Comic Art in Museums (University Press of Mississippi). Moderator Rob Salkowitz (Forbes), book editor Kim Munson, Charles Hatfield (California State University Northridge), Diana Green (Minneapolis College of Art and Design), Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press), Damian Duffy (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), and Eric Boime (San Diego State University) look back at influential comic art exhibits including Misfit Lit, R. Crumb’s The Book of Genesis, Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby, Masters of American Comics, and more. 

Why Watch?

While this one might now be for everyone, it is a great exploration into comic art and its cultural significance. Comics, rather–visual storytelling–have been around for a long time. Much longer than the word “comic,” and have played various roles in our culture–from education, to entertainment, to political propaganda, to expressionism, and more. The curation of comics found rising up in museums and across academia is a showcase of their developed uses beyond entertainment. So we recommend checking this video out if you find the time.

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