"Comic Release" was born at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where Clark is an adjunct art professor. The exhibit opened last January and went on the road last April. It will travel around the country through next year.
The other exhibition, "Wit's End," includes a selection of the UA museum's historical - and hysterical - prints that explore a wide range of satiric and comic themes by artists including Honoré Daumier, Isaac Cruikshank, Paul Gavarni, George Arntz, John Sloan and Red Grooms. Many of the editorial cartoons date to the 1800s and early 1900s, including George Grosz's dark and disturbing 1923 strip "Domestic Scene," in which a man is poised to strike his terrified wife.
Curator Clark said "Comic Release" has drawn a large youth audience, even if it was not the intention.
"We thought that a lot of young people would be interested because it is their world. But we hope that a lot of older people would be interested as well," she said.
Shorr said she has seen more young people in the museum for the exhibit than she's seen in some time.
"It's cool," she said - leaving the use of the word "dope" to other generations.