Saturday, April 20, 2019

Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment

Pillars, Jimmy Margulies, August 16, 2018.

What do current debates about social media, trigger warnings, fake news, and libel have to do with the First Amendment and editorial cartoonists?

Editorial cartoonists both benefit from and defend First Amendment speech and press protections.

Their graphic commentary about current events is a catalyst for political engagement.

Cartoonists invite readers to consider the impact of trigger warnings, Wikileaks, libel suits that result in silencing critics, and allegations of fake news.

 Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment documents editorial cartooning commentary about free expression in the twentieth century and highlights contemporary work by members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, alongside historical works from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s collections.

The exhibit includes work by Pat Oliphant, Art Young, Jen Sorensen, Garry Trudeau, Kate Salley Palmer, Rob Rogers, and more.

Ann Telnaes, Pulitzer-Prize winning political cartoonist, and Lucy Shelton Caswell, Professor Emerita and Founding Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, co-curated this exhibition.

Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment
April 20 - October 20, 2019
Friends of the Libraries Gallery
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Sullivant Hall, 1813 North High St.
Columbus Ohio 43210

Closed Mondays, during exhibit installations, and holidays. 
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