“Political Humor: A Tribute To Herblock” Opens At U.Va.
Art Museum March 15
February 28, 2003--
WHAT: Exhibit —“Political Humor: A
Tribute to Herblock”
March 15- May 4
University of Virginia Art Museum, Rugby Road,
Fourth Friday Reception
Friday, March 28, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.
U.Va. Art Museum
cartoons have become essential to newspapers. The cartoon offers
political and social critique while daring to effect change.
better captures the spirit of political humor in cartoons than the
life and career of the late Herb Block (1909-2001). His career spanned
the tenure of 12 presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.
Block wrote in a recent Library of Congress catalog of his work:
“I still feel that the political cartoon should have a view
to express, that it should have some purpose beyond the chuckle.”
March 15 through May 4, the University of Virginia Art Museum will
present “A Tribute to Herblock,” a selection of the
artist’s drawings for cartoons on loan from the Library of
Congress archive of his work.
exhibition is made possible with the generous support of the Center
for Politics at U.Va. In its 2003 National Symposium in March and
April, the center will explore political humor and its effect on
public is invited to a Fourth Friday Exhibition Reception on March
28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception is free to members; a fee
of $3 is charged to nonmembers.
museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is
free. Limited parking is available behind the museum. The museum
is handicap accessible.
details about the exhibit and information about the museum, call
(434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298