Don't miss two summer exhibitions from Ohio State's International Museum of Cartoon Art. From the Yellow Kid to Conan: American Cartoons from the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection (through August 7) is on view at Hopkins Gallery + Corridor, 10:30-4:30 M-F. For group tours, call 614-262-6493. The other show is Hogarth and Beyond: Global Cartoons from the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection (though August 31) at the Cartoon Library & Museum Reading Room Gallery, 27 West 17th Avenue Mall, 9-5 M-F. The image above is by Richard Felton Outcault, 1863-1928, Hogan’s Alley, April 4, 1897, ink and watercolor on paper. Outcault was a native of Lancaster, Ohio, and is credited with creating Hogan’s Alley, the first commercially successful American comic strip.
Shakespeare program kicks off! The OSU / Royal Shakespeare Company partnership starts up in earnest this week when 20 Ohio public schoolteachers travel to Stratford for a week of intensive teacher education with the RSC actors and educators. The teachers are a very diverse group — representing grades 3 to 12, and including everything from science, math and English teachers to music instructors, intervention specialists, ESL teachers and more. They will work with the RSC in Stratford, then with OSU faculty and staff for a week on campus. Throughout the year, they will work with OSU faculty, researchers and Theatre/English students to embrace the RSC’s “Stand Up for Shakespeare” program in their schools, ultimately impacting hundreds of young students. Participating schools include Metro High School, Linden-McKinley High School and its feeder schools, and Reynoldsburg City Schools. A separate blog will be updated daily while they participate in the training with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford.
Through Aug 28, The OSU Faculty Club features Leaders in Glass: Selected Glass Artists from The Ohio State University, curated by Joel O'Dorisio. Fourteen nationally recognized glass artists present their works in glass, a show designed to offer an examnination of the breadth of talent developed through Ohio State's glass art program. Artists include Scott Benefield, Bridgit Boss, Matt Carmean, Martha Croasdale, Scott Darlington, John Drury, Roberta Eichenberg, David King, Tom Kreager, Jonathan Tepperman, Kami Meighan, Ed Schmid, Aimee Sones and Joel O'Dorisio.