Longaron and Friday Foster

By Charlotte Stace



Published on March 1, 2024

MNAC welcomes its latest exhibition on the work of the Catalan artist Jordi Longaron. In 1970, Longaron contributed significantly to the history of comics with the creation of the weekly series "Friday Foster" for the Chicago Tribune Syndicate. The protagonist, Friday Foster, a brave and daring African-American detective photographer, transcended the taboos of the time, becoming a disruptive character that caused controversy.

Friday Foster became the first African-American character in a comic strip, proving that there was room for empowered women beyond the stereotypical female roles of the time. Fifty years later, it remains a key piece for understanding the social and cultural transformation of society.

This small-format exhibition represents a continuation of the work of the historical recovery and exploration of comics as an artistic genre. Through this exhibition, the museum continues to explore its commitment to preserving the rich history of comics, highlighting the lasting impact that characters like Friday Foster have had on popular culture.

March 20, 2024 – June 24, 2024
Opening hours
10:00 – 18:00
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