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Political Cartoons: Then and Now (exhibit, panel, and reception)

Political Cartoons: Then and Now (exhibit, panel, and reception)

Political cartoons are entertaining art forms that portray public figures and current events in humorous yet thought-provoking ways. With the current use of memes, are political cartoons a dying art? How will they stay relevant in the future? Join us for a fascinating look at the history and evolution of political cartoons as a genre.

British political cartoon historian Tim Benson, Chicago Tribune's editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis, and local avid political art collector Anthony Mourek will be at Loyola’s downtown campus, to engage in a lively discussion. Friends of the University Libraries Advisory Board member Mariam Pera (BA ’10, MPP ’19) will moderate the panel discussion. Desserts and beverages will be available.

Prior to the panel discussion, Loyola’s School of Communication will showcase select pieces of Scott Stantis’ work in the School’s exhibit space at 51 E. Pearson Street. Light refreshments will be served.

The program is presented by Loyola University Chicago’s University Libraries and School of Communication, in collaboration with The Caxton Club.

The event is free and open to the public.  Registration is encouraged. 
Go to the "Begin Registration" button below.


To learn more about the panelists, (click on the images below to view bios):

Tim Benson Tim Benson, PhD - Political Cartoon Historian
Scott Stantis Scott Stantis - Editorial Cartoonist
Anthony Mourek Anthony Mourek - Political Art Collector


Date, Time, and Locations

Loyola University Chicago – Water Tower Campus
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM                Exhibit – School of Communication, 51 E. Pearson Street, 1st Floor
6:30 – 8:15 PM                Panel Discussion - Lewis Towers, Regents Hall, 111 E. Pearson Street, 16th Floor


Contacts

Genevieve Buthod (SoC)
gbuthod@luc.edu or 312.915.6972
Jocelyn Cheng (University Libraries)
jcheng5@luc.edu or 773.508.2616


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The program is presented by Loyola University Chicago’s University Libraries and School of Communication, in collaboration with The Caxton Club.



Image: "Oprah" - Cartoon by Scott Stantis: 2015 - Chicago Tribune - Loyola University Chicago Special Collections, Scott Stantis Papers

Date:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time:
5:00pm - 8:15pm
Location:
Regents Hall, 16th Floor Lewis Towers
Campus:
Water Tower
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Jocelyn Cheng