Upcoming exhibit salutes women in comics

January 23, 2014 by  

The “Wonder Women: On Page and Off” exhibition is taking place at ToonSeum until the end of March.

The exhibit, which was curated by Kathleen Adam of the Women’s Museum of California, is dedicated to the role of women as artists and as characters in the comic book industry. It will present a historical timeline illustrating how far women have come in that industry and in the United States as a whole.

There are over 70 works by 50 artists in the exhibit; the largest one of its kind ever presented. Organizers have said that it is fitting this take place in Pittsburgh since it was the home of Jackie Ormes, who was the first African American female cartoonist and that it was also where the classic “We Can Do It” poster featuring Rosie the Riveter was created during World War II.

This exhibition should attract visitors from all over the area, including nearby McMurray. It may also appeal to those who work with graphic design and printing companies as a history of illustration. Many of those who attend may be inspired to create similar designs in their work.

“Wonder Women: on page and off” will be showing at the ToonSeum until March 30. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and military and $3 for children aged 6 to 12. The museum is open Wednesday to Monday from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM (or 5:00 PM on Thursdays). To learn more about the exhibit call 412-232-0199.