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.
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:
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.
|Content||5 double-sided panels (37.5” x 25.5”)|
6 support legs (68” tall)
|Space Requirements||80 square feet of floor space (8’ x 10’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 2 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||4 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.
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:
Cartooning Texas press release.
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.
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.
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