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“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”

WHEN: March 15- May 4

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum, Rugby Road,
Charlottesville, Virginia

WHAT: Fourth Friday Reception

WHEN: Friday, March 28, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum

Political cartoons have become essential to newspapers. The cartoon offers political and social critique while daring to effect change.

Nothing 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.”

From 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.

The 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 current events.

The 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.

The 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.

For details about the exhibit and information about the museum, call (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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