New Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center to Open August 17, 2002 in Santa Rosa California

Highlights include: a recreation of Schulz's studio, an extensive collection

of original strips, a 7,000-pound morphing Snoopy, a tile mural of Lucy and

Charlie Brown, and a Snoopy Labyrinth



Aug 15, 2002, 01:00 ET from United Media

    SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charles M. Schulz Museum
 and Research Center today announced it will open its doors to the public on
 August 17th, 2002. Instead of just one grand opening day, the Museum will
 offer special programs from August 17 - September 2, 2002 to accommodate the
 large crowds that are expected. Purchasing tickets ahead of time is strongly
 suggested.  Tickets can be purchased on http://www.schulzmuseum.org or at
 1-866-766-6792.  For more information on opening events, parking information,
 directions, etc., go to http://www.schulzmuseum.org.
     The new Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is dedicated to
 preserving the art and legacy of the popular cartoon artist and sharing his
 story with future visitors.  Located in Santa Rosa, California, the Museum is
 near Schulz's Studio and across the street from the Redwood Empire Ice Arena
 (Snoopy's Home Ice), the two places where Sparky spent most of his time for
 the last 30 years of his life.
 
      Highlights of the 27, 384 square foot museum include:
      *  A tile mural with an image of Charlie Brown running to kick the
         football held by Lucy that is composed of 3,588 tiles -- each with a
         different cartoon strip image
      *  A 7000-pound morphing Snoopy sculpture that illustrates the evolution
         of Snoopy, beginning with Spike, Schulz's childhood pet and
         inspiration for the world-famous beagle
      *  Two galleries with permanent and changing exhibitions of original
         strips and memorabilia illustrating Schulz's career and his influence
         on the art of the comic strip
      *  A re-creation of Schulz's studio work area
      *  Outdoor gardens and exhibits -- including a Snoopy labyrinth
      *  100-seat auditorium
      *  A research library and archives
 
     C. David Robinson Architects designed the museum to reflect the playful
 whimsy of Schulz's cartoon world. Japanese artist Yoshiteru Otani created two
 large art installations that will inspire visitors to ponder the themes,
 magnitude and artistry of Schulz's work.  Gordon Chun Design is overseeing the
 design of the exhibit spaces and graphics to allow visitors to appreciate the
 original works of Schulz in an intimate, friendly, thought provoking setting.
 Some additional treats awaiting visitors include: exhibits on Snoopy's
 outer-space adventures (for real); other cartoonists' tribute art to Sparky;
 and an entire wall moved from the former Colorado Springs home of Schulz that
 he painted with early cartoon figures for his daughter Meredith's nursery in
 1951.
     Charles M. Schulz's work has universal appeal, and he had an uncanny way
 of keeping Peanuts relevant. For his brilliance, Schulz received numerous
 accolades.  These include a star on the Hollywood Hall of Fame, several Emmy
 and Peabody awards, the honor of serving as the grand marshal of the 1974 Rose
 Bowl Parade, induction into the Cartoonist Hall of Fame, and most recently, a
 posthumous Congressional Gold Medal (June 7, 2001). He also was recognized
 internationally with honors such as the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des
 Lettres (Commander of The Order of Arts and Letters) from the French Minister
 of Culture and the Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana (Award of Merit)
 from the Italian Minister of Culture. Named "Sparky" after Sparkplug, a horse
 in the Barney Google Comic Strip, Charles M. Schulz and his Peanuts gang will
 be with us forever.  When the Charles M. Schulz Museum opens this summer,
 Schulz fans will always have a place to visit to remind them why Schulz has
 always been such an important part of their life.
 
      ADMISSIONS INFORMATION:
 
      Hours of Operation:
      August 17 - 19:     10AM - 6PM
      After August 19:    Weekdays except Tuesday, 12 Noon - 5:30 PM
                          Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 5:30 PM
                          Closed Tuesdays
                          Weekdays (except Tuesday) 9:30AM - 12 Noon,reserved
                          for tour groups by advance reservation only
 
      Admission fees:
      Museum Members, Children 3 and under              Free Admission
      Children 4-18, students (with ID), seniors        $5.00
      Adults                                             8.00
 
      School Tour groups of 10 or more                   3.00/student
           1 Free adult admission for each
           6 students.
           Additional adults accompanying group          5.00 each
 
      FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THE MUSEUM WEBSITE AT WWW.SCHULZMUSEUM.ORG.
 
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SOURCE United Media
    SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charles M. Schulz Museum
 and Research Center today announced it will open its doors to the public on
 August 17th, 2002. Instead of just one grand opening day, the Museum will
 offer special programs from August 17 - September 2, 2002 to accommodate the
 large crowds that are expected. Purchasing tickets ahead of time is strongly
 suggested.  Tickets can be purchased on http://www.schulzmuseum.org or at
 1-866-766-6792.  For more information on opening events, parking information,
 directions, etc., go to http://www.schulzmuseum.org.
     The new Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is dedicated to
 preserving the art and legacy of the popular cartoon artist and sharing his
 story with future visitors.  Located in Santa Rosa, California, the Museum is
 near Schulz's Studio and across the street from the Redwood Empire Ice Arena
 (Snoopy's Home Ice), the two places where Sparky spent most of his time for
 the last 30 years of his life.
 
      Highlights of the 27, 384 square foot museum include:
      *  A tile mural with an image of Charlie Brown running to kick the
         football held by Lucy that is composed of 3,588 tiles -- each with a
         different cartoon strip image
      *  A 7000-pound morphing Snoopy sculpture that illustrates the evolution
         of Snoopy, beginning with Spike, Schulz's childhood pet and
         inspiration for the world-famous beagle
      *  Two galleries with permanent and changing exhibitions of original
         strips and memorabilia illustrating Schulz's career and his influence
         on the art of the comic strip
      *  A re-creation of Schulz's studio work area
      *  Outdoor gardens and exhibits -- including a Snoopy labyrinth
      *  100-seat auditorium
      *  A research library and archives
 
     C. David Robinson Architects designed the museum to reflect the playful
 whimsy of Schulz's cartoon world. Japanese artist Yoshiteru Otani created two
 large art installations that will inspire visitors to ponder the themes,
 magnitude and artistry of Schulz's work.  Gordon Chun Design is overseeing the
 design of the exhibit spaces and graphics to allow visitors to appreciate the
 original works of Schulz in an intimate, friendly, thought provoking setting.
 Some additional treats awaiting visitors include: exhibits on Snoopy's
 outer-space adventures (for real); other cartoonists' tribute art to Sparky;
 and an entire wall moved from the former Colorado Springs home of Schulz that
 he painted with early cartoon figures for his daughter Meredith's nursery in
 1951.
     Charles M. Schulz's work has universal appeal, and he had an uncanny way
 of keeping Peanuts relevant. For his brilliance, Schulz received numerous
 accolades.  These include a star on the Hollywood Hall of Fame, several Emmy
 and Peabody awards, the honor of serving as the grand marshal of the 1974 Rose
 Bowl Parade, induction into the Cartoonist Hall of Fame, and most recently, a
 posthumous Congressional Gold Medal (June 7, 2001). He also was recognized
 internationally with honors such as the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des
 Lettres (Commander of The Order of Arts and Letters) from the French Minister
 of Culture and the Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana (Award of Merit)
 from the Italian Minister of Culture. Named "Sparky" after Sparkplug, a horse
 in the Barney Google Comic Strip, Charles M. Schulz and his Peanuts gang will
 be with us forever.  When the Charles M. Schulz Museum opens this summer,
 Schulz fans will always have a place to visit to remind them why Schulz has
 always been such an important part of their life.
 
      ADMISSIONS INFORMATION:
 
      Hours of Operation:
      August 17 - 19:     10AM - 6PM
      After August 19:    Weekdays except Tuesday, 12 Noon - 5:30 PM
                          Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 5:30 PM
                          Closed Tuesdays
                          Weekdays (except Tuesday) 9:30AM - 12 Noon,reserved
                          for tour groups by advance reservation only
 
      Admission fees:
      Museum Members, Children 3 and under              Free Admission
      Children 4-18, students (with ID), seniors        $5.00
      Adults                                             8.00
 
      School Tour groups of 10 or more                   3.00/student
           1 Free adult admission for each
           6 students.
           Additional adults accompanying group          5.00 each
 
      FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THE MUSEUM WEBSITE AT WWW.SCHULZMUSEUM.ORG.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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