- Peanuts characters were especially popular subjects for sailor art painted on the steel walls of the USS Intrepid. Credit: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz’s beloved beagle Snoopy is taking to the air—and the open waves, at the first stop of the touring exhibition “Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace.”
On view at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City through April 30, the exhibition features 40 prints from Schulz’s original drawings of Snoopy’s imagined adventures through the skies of Europe. Accompanying these treasures is original artwork created by sailors aboard the USS Intrepid. Peanuts characters were popular subjects for the crewmembers, who painted their artwork right on the ship’s steel walls.
Organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, Calif., the exhibition will spend the next five years on the road, at destinations from Mississippi to Alaska. Visit www.schulzmuseum.org for a list of Snoopy’s upcoming stops.