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OMCA Panel

OMCA Panel

July 27th, 2012


Special OMCA Panel Discussion on Friday, July 27, Brings Together Two Groundbreaking Comic Artists

The Oakland Museum of California presents an engaging conversation with two of the world's most respected graphic novelists, Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware, on Friday, July 27, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in OMCA's James Moore Theater. Tickets for the program are included with Museum admission. Seating for the event is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event.

Moderated by OMCA Senior Curator of Art René de Guzman and joined by Susan Miller, guest curator of Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, the discussion will explore Clowes' and Ware's perspectives on the state of comics today, the relationship of comics to fine art, the power of hand-drawn images in the digital age, and their individual careers, among other topics.

"By bringing Dan and Chris together, I can think of no clearer way to show the power of a single individual's vision to revolutionize visual culture and to express the depth and richness of the human experience," said de Guzman.

The panel discussion is part of OMCA's public program series for the exhibition Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, on view at OMCA April 14 through August 12, 2012. Organized by guest curator Susan Miller and OMCA Senior Curator of Art René de Guzman, the exhibition is the first-ever survey of Daniel Clowes' work.

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