Inside Iowa State
March 31, 2000
Brunnier exhibit looks at editorial cartoons
by Marilyn Vaughan, University Museums
Politics and art combine in a new Brunnier Art Museum exhibit, Frank Miller: Cartoonist in an Iowa Tradition.
Miller was the editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Registerfrom 1953 until his death in 1983. The exhibit, which continues through July 30, features three generations of Registereditorial cartoonists: Miller, J.N. "Ding" Darling, who preceded Miller, and current editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy. Both Miller and Darling won Pulitzer Prizes for their work.
Duffy will talk about his work and the political scene at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the Brunnier. He has documented the foibles of local and national politicians at the Registerfor the last 17 years.
Curated by Ivan Hanthorn, head of the preservation department at the ISU library, the editorial cartooning exhibit contains original pen and ink cartoons and watercolors.
Several Sunday programs at the Brunnier also are tied to the exhibit:
- Carmen Cerra, editorial cartoonist for the Iowa State Daily,"Every Cartoon Offends Someone," 2 p.m., April 2.
- Steffen Schmidt, ISU political science, "Dr. Politics on the Power of the Political Image," 2 p.m., April 9.
- Tom Edmunson, Kansas City paper conservator, "Comic and Cartoon Art: What's so Funny about This?" 2 p.m., April 16.
- Mack Shelley, ISU political science, "Power, Politics and Art," 2 p.m., April 23.
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