Beginning March 30th, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum will present “Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State,” an exhibition developed by Maury Forman and Robert A. Calvert for the Center for Texas Studies at the University of North Texas with support from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The cartoons and politics of every decade are centered on hotly contested, controversial and colorful political campaigns—usually for the governor’s chair. In “Cartooning Texas” you will meet a fascinating array of flamboyant politicians, ranging from the controversial Governor Hogg to the remarkable Pappy O’Daniel.
“Cartooning Texas” is both a cartoon history of Texas politics and a history of political cartooning in Texas. It tells the story of one hundred years of events in Texas from 1890-1990 in a form that is wonderfully visible and precise. This exhibition serves as a compilation of the visual commentaries of journalists about the issues and people most important to Texans during the 100-year period.
The exhibition will be available to the public from March 30 to May 29, 2021 in the exhibit gallery at the Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center, a part of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex in Huntsville, Texas. Exhibit gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
(Image Caption:Cartooning Texas, by Ben Sargent).
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 9:00am to 4:00pm
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center, Exhibit Gallery 1402 19th Street, Huntsville, Texas