The Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum announces the upcoming opening of a traveling exhibition featuring 100 years of political cartoons in Texas.
The exhibit titled, “Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State” was 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.
Political cartoons in the Lone Star State often focus on hotly contested, controversial, and colorful political campaigns, usually for the governor’s office.
This exhibit tells the story of many such cases that occurred between 1890-1990. It will introduce you to a fascinating array of flamboyant politicians, ranging from the controversial Governor Jim Hogg to the remarkable Pappy O’Daniel.
“Cartooning Texas” is both a cartoon history of Texas politics and a history of political cartooning in Texas.
The exhibition will be available to the public from August 23, 2018, to September 23, 2018, at the Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum located at 2425 Boxwood.
The hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday 1-4 P.M.