Friday, November 20, 2020

Temporary closure of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum


"Fleeing" by A.B. Chapin for the St. Louis Republic, 1918.

Beginning Friday, November 20, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Galleries and Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room will temporarily close in compliance with the Franklin County Stay-At-Home advisory issued on November 18. 

This decision to close, made with careful guidance from The Ohio State University and public health officials, is to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.

Our current plan is to reopen our galleries on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021. Information about our 2021 exhibitions is forthcoming. We will continue to monitor the situation, and reopen the Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room when it is safe to do so.

We miss our comics community, students, faculty and staff. We miss introducing new visitors to the rich history of cartoon art. 

Although this extended closure is not ideal, we will be using the time to plan wonderful things to share with our audience in the future. We hope you and yours remain safe and healthy, stay vigilant, and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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