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Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum exhibits "Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons"

Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum exhibits "Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons"

Editorial cartoonists deliver biting social commentary made palatable through amusing and well-crafted illustration. Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons features fifty-one original editorial cartoons from the nation’s great metropolitan newspapers during the Golden Age of print journalism. Included in the mix are six Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonists, each demonstrating the theme of political commentary through editorial illustrations and addressing issues from the first half of the twentieth century.

These deceptively simple drawings frame the publics’ understanding of early-to-mid twentieth-century world events and trends ranging from the two world wars, the great depression, public discontent with the US government, presidential elections, daily battles regarding work-related rejection, nostalgia for homespun neighborhood charm in the Midwest, and more. Along the way, these cartoons served a dualistic intention: to provide welcomed comic relief as well as shape opinion.
The editorial cartoonist presents a powerful distillation of political argument through a single image and maybe a few well-placed labels or a short caption. This exhibition of editorial cartoons convey how cartoons effectively expose hypocrisy, reveal contradictions, introduce news ideas, and promote fresh perspectives as news events unfold.
The museum is free and open to the public.

Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM, every day through Jun 20, 2022.

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Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum
(918) 246-2509
ssmueseumss2@gmail.com
Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum
9 East Broadway
Sand Springs, Oklahoma 74063
(918) 246-2509
ssmueseumss2@gmail.com