The Anderson Gallery is closed for installation.
Draw Your Weapons:
Civil War Cartoons from Harper's Weekly
Curated by Maura Lyons and students from the Curatorial Seminar
November 7, 2013 - January 24, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, November 7 // 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Dr. Maura Lyons and the student curators at 6:00 pm, Anderson Gallery
Public Lecture: Thursday, November 14 // 7:00 pm // Reading Room, Cowles Library
Blood Lines: The Civil War in Caricature
Richard Samuel West
Richard Samuel West is an expert in the history of American comic art as well as a dealer in out-of-print periodicals. He is the author of several studies on nineteenth-century cartooning, including Satire on Stone: The Political Cartoons of Joseph Keppler (1988), The San Francisco Wasp: An Illustrated History(2004), and co-author of William Newman: A Victorian Cartoonist in London and New York(2008). His most recent book is Iconoclast in Ink: The Political Cartoons of Jay N. “Ding” Darling (2012), published by the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. His business, Periodyssey, is based in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Gallery Talk: Thursday, December 5 // 7:00 pm // Anderson Gallery
Dr. Rachel Paine Caufield, Associate Professor of Politics
Dr. Caufield will explore satirical themes found in the exhibited cartoons.
Gallery Talk: Thursday, January 9 // 7:00 pm // Anderson Gallery
Brian Duffy, nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist and illustrator
Duffy's work is synonymous with editorial coverage of the political and social culture of the midwest. His talk will include reflections on his the challenges of interpreting contemporary events through cartoons, based on over twenty-five years of experience as the front-page editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register, and his current work for publications such as CityView, The Hightower Report and KCCI TV, among others.
These events are sponsored by the Anderson Gallery, in conjunction with the exhibition "Draw Your Weapons: Civil War Cartoons from Harper's Weekly," and Cowles Library, with support from Humanities Iowa and the Gilder Lerman Institute of American History, in association with the Library of America and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding provided by The State Historical Society, Inc. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of The State Historical Society, Inc., Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
(Please note, the Gallery will be closed the following dates for University holidays: November 27 through December 2, December 14 through 16, and December 21 through January 6, 2014.)