Chris Lamb, professor of communications, College of Charleston, and author of "Drawn to Extremes: The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons in the United States" will be the guest speaker at a 6pm opening event.
“Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Caricature” juxtaposes political cartoons from the past, such as works featuring French King Louis-Philippe (1830-1848) by Honoré Daumier and his contemporaries, with work produced more recently during the tenures of U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush (1993-2009).
Artists in the show include Garry Trudeau of the syndicated cartoon “Doonesbury,” Steve Bell of the Guardian, Dwayne Powell of The (Raleigh) News and Observer, Gerald Scarfe of London’s Sunday Times and such seasoned political cartoonists as Steve Brodner, Jeff Danziger and Pat Oliphant.
This exhibition, that compares the 19th century origins of journalistic caricature with its transformation in the digital age, will be on view through May 16, 2010. For more information: http://www.nasher.duke.edu/exhibitions_caricature.php