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Sept. 17, Political Cartoons: Then and Now (exhibit, panel, and reception)

Cartoon by Scott Stantis: 2015

“Oprah”
Cartoon by Scott Stantis: 2015
Chicago Tribune
Loyola University Chicago Special Collections, Scott Stantis Papers

Political cartoons are entertaining art forms that portray public figures and current events in humorous yet thought-provoking ways. With the current use of memes, are political cartoons a dying art? How will they stay relevant in the future? Join us for a fascinating look at the history and evolution of political cartoons as a genre.

British political cartoon historian Tim Benson, Chicago Tribune’s editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis, and local avid political art collector Anthony Mourek will be at Loyola’s downtown campus, to engage in a lively discussion. Friends of the University Libraries Advisory Board member Mariam Pera (BA ’10, MPP ’19) will moderate the panel discussion. Desserts and beverages will be available.

Prior to the panel discussion, Loyola’s School of Communication will showcase select pieces of Scott Stantis’ work in the School’s exhibit space at 51 E. Pearson Street. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. REGISTER HERE.

 

 

ABOUT THE PANELISTS (click on the images below to view bios):

Tim Benson

Tim Benson, PhD – Political Cartoon Historian

Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis – Editorial Cartoonist

Anthony Mourek

Anthony Mourek – Political Art Collector

Moderator: Mariam Pera (BA ’10, MPP ’19), Friends of the University Libraries Advisory Board Member

Date, Times, and Locations
Loyola University Chicago – Water Tower Campus
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

5:00 – 6:30 PM Exhibit – School of Communication, 51 E. Pearson Street, 1st Floor
6:30 – 8:15 PM Panel Discussion – Lewis Towers, Regents Hall, 111 E. Pearson Street, 16th Floor

Contacts:
Genevieve Buthod (SoC) gbuthod@luc.edu or 312.915.6972
Jocelyn Cheng (University Libraries) jcheng5@luc.edu or 773.508.2616

The program is presented by Loyola University Chicago’s University Libraries and School of Communication, in collaboration with The Caxton Club.

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