What’s New? A Sampler of Recent Acquisitions
An Exhibition at the Reading Room Gallery
April 26, 2010 – August 20, 2010
From an 1806 James Gillray engraving to an editorial cartoon that helped Nick Anderson win the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the range of materials added to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum during the past five years is remarkable. Selected examples are celebrated in the exhibition What’s New? A Sampler of Recent Acquisitions on view at The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum from April 26-August 20.
“In recent years we have acquired an astonishing assortment of rare and interesting materials,” said Lucy Shelton Caswell, Professor and Curator of the library. “Gifts, bequests, and deposit collections have enriched our holdings considerably. We have also been fortunate to make several outstanding purchases with the assistance of the William J. Studer Endowment, which honors the retired Director of University Libraries. Visitors will enjoy the variety of more than two centuries of cartoon-related materials that are showcased in this exhibit.”
The cartoonists whose work is exhibited are a who’s who of cartooning. Among those included are Lynda Barry, Eldon Dedini, derf, Will Eisner, Lee Lorenz, Trina Robbins, Jeff Smith, Garry Trudeau, and Bill Watterson, as well as older work by artists such as Richard Felton Outcault and James Montgomery Flagg.
Parental discretion is advised when visiting this exhibit as some of the materials are adult-oriented.
About the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum: Our primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to these collections. The library is open Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. It is free and open to the public. See http://cartoons.osu.edu for further information. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is located at 27 W. 17th Avenue just north of the Wexner Center’s main entrance. Parking is available at the Ohio Union garage.
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