Exhibitions

Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State
 

Cover illustration, by Ben Sargent, from Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State.

Political cartoons in Texas often focus on hotly contested, controversial, and colorful political campaigns—usually for the governor’s chair. In Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State you will meet a fascinating array of flamboyant politicians, ranging from the controversial Governor Hogg to the remarkable Pappy O’Daniel.

Exhibition

Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State is both a cartoon history of Texas politics and a history of political cartooning in Texas.  It tells the story of one hundred years of events in Texas from 1890–1990 in a form that is wonderfully visual and precise. This exhibition serves as a compilation of the visual commentaries of journalists about the issues and people most important to Texans during the one hundred year period. Cartooning Texas features political cartoons and informative text. Panel topics include:

  • Perils and rewards of woman suffrage
  • Governor vs. legislature
  • Governors vs. University
  • Opposition to labor unions
  • Land speculators
  • Insurance scandals
  • Billie Sol Estes
  • Sharpstown Bank Scandal
  • No-pass/no-play
  • Collapse of Texas banking industry
  • Defense cuts
  • Ann Richards

Cartooning Texas is an exhibition developed by Maury Forman and Robert A. Calvert for the Center for Texas Studies at the University of North Texas with support from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

Freestanding 
LanguageEnglish
Content5 double-sided panels (37.5” x 25.5”)
6 support legs (68” tall)
Space Requirements80 square feet of floor space (8’ x 10’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 2 plastic cases:
  • 41” x 29.5” x 10” - 73 lbs.
  • 80” x 10” x 7” - 29 lbs.
Rental Fee*$250*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Print Materials

A specified number of print materials are provided with this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:

  • 1 book with a compilation of cartoons and explanations

Publicity Materials

Press release

Cartooning Texas press release.

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.

Humanities Texas logos

Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.

Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email
exhibitions@humanitiestexas.org

2014–2015 Bookings to Date


Spring Hill Junior High
03/01/2015–03/31/2015

On Display