Alley Oop: 75 Years of the Comic World of VT Hamlin

Those of a “certain age” (and those who are younger) remember Alley Oop, the caveman from Moo who was dropped in the modern world in 1939. As kids, we loved the time-traveling, muscle-bound caveman and the oversized club he carried; as adults we love the satire imbued within the strip.

Alley Oop: 75 years of the Comic World of VT Hamlin

Alley Oop celebrated 75 years in August 2008 and the University of Missouri Libraries Special Collections, draws back into the world of Alley Oop through this series of essays and well-selected examples of Hamlin’s work.

Alley Oop is cool — check out this exhibit.

Color Chart: Reinventing Color

Color Chart: Reinventing Color 1950 to Today from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a journey into the use of color in art. The works of forty-four artists including Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol are presented in luminous high quality.  Each image is accompanied by a description of the piece and details of its background (also available in audio).

The collection can be browsed by timeline, artist or by medium. The mediums represented include photographs, sculptures, installations and paintings. It’s a fascinating and vivacious online exhibit. Enjoy!