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An Opening Reception for “Political Slant II,” an Exhibition of Editorial Cartoons, Oct. 27

The Hofstra University Museum will host an opening reception for Political Slant II: Editorial Cartoons, on Thursday, October 27, 4-6 p.m.  This original exhibition, on display at the David Filderman Gallery through March 12, 2017, features current works by award-winning editorial cartoonists and highlights their take on our current national political election process, candidates, and key issues. The reception is free and open to the public.

Thomas Nast (American, 1840-1902), War. Military Glory. Harper’s Weekly, 1870, Wood engraving, 17 x 11 in., Courtesy of Hofstra University Special Collections 

Lawrence Levy, Executive Dean, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, will serve as guest host and speaker.  He is a frequent commentator on this current national presidential election on both Cablevision Channel 12 and National Public Radio.

Political Slant II focuses on topics such as elections, education, the economy, war, and civil rights. The exhibition also includes 19th century editorial cartoons by Thomas Nast (considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon”), along with contemporary offerings by Pulitzer Prize-winner Matt Davies of Newsday; Pulitzer Prize-winner Walt Handelsman of the New Orleans Advocate and formerly of Newsday; Pulitzer Prize-winner Mike Keefe, known for his work at The Denver Post (1975-2011), as well as Time, Newsweek, Business Week, US News and World Report, The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post; Steve Kelley, whose political cartoons are distributed by Creators Syndicate to more than 100 newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, and Newsweek), and Signe Wilkinson, the first female to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning (1992), known for her work at the Philadelphia Daily News.

The David Filderman Gallery is located on the ninth floor of the Axinn Library, located on Hofstra’s South Campus. For more information on this exhibit and associated public programs please call (516) 463-5672, or visit the website.

Top image: Walt Handelsman: You’re a Mess!, May 20, 2016, Courtesy of the artist

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