Works by award-winning editorial cartoonists and their take on the national political election process, candidates, and key issues is the focus of the Hofstra University Museum exhibition Political Slant II: Editorial Cartoons, now entering its final weekend at the David Filderman Gallery.
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