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In the Gallery – Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons

January 31, 2020 - March 8, 2020

In an age of memes, satire and political polarization, Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons illustrates historical battles amid politics and popular opinion. Included in this exhibition are six Pulitzer Prize winners for editorial cartooning, among others. The collection has been culled from the Melton Gallery at the University of Central Oklahoma, which has housed the cartoons for more than three decades.

It represents a bygone era when printed matter was the status quo and cartoonists were part of the newsroom staff. Featuring fifty-one original editorial cartoons from metropolitan newspapers in the United States, the exhibition spans across two world wars and the great depression. It illustrates discontent with the US government, presidential elections, and daily work-related battles with dualistic intentions: to provide welcomed comic relief as well as shape opinion.

Free & Open to the Public. A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts


Mark your Calendar!

OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 5:30 – 8 PM
Join us for art, music, small bites provided by Bistro on the Boulevard, and a
cash bar featuring Lake Michigan Vintners and The Livery microbrewery.

COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 12 PM
Walk through the galleries and learn about the art on view with KAC Deputy Director, Tami Miller

Details

Start:
January 31, 2020
End:
March 8, 2020
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Venue

Krasl Art Center
707 Lake Blvd
St. Joseph, MI 49085 United States
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(269) 983-0271
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