Friday, August 20, 2010

Why Is MoCCA's Forthcoming Al Jaffee Exhibit Funded via Kickstarter?

Tom Spurgeon asks why the upcoming Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art's Al Jaffee exhibit is being funded by Kickstarter. He not only asks the question, he contacted MoCCA Chairman Ellen Abramowitz.

"This show was presented to us on relatively short notice and Kickstarter is an ideal vehicle for raising funds for small, popular projects in a brief time frame."

Funding for museums is always an uphill battle, and this is the first time I've seen Kickstarter used for a gallery show for a name institution (although I am willing to bet there may have been others).

Al sure is very worthy of a retrospective, regardless!

Related: A NY Times 2008 profile of Mr. Jaffee (and scroll down for the multimedia MAD fold-ins!).

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