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Exhibition Drawn to Purpose

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In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists featuring Whitney Sherman, Barbara Brandon-Croft and Jillian Tamaki

March 15, 2018, Noon - 2 p.m.

Hosted by the Office of the Librarian and Prints and Photographs Division
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will talk with a panel of women illustrators and cartoonists included in the current exhibition and Library co-published book, "Drawn to Purpose." Exhibition curator and author Martha H. Kennedy will make opening remarks. A book signing and exhibition tours will take place after the conversation.
Location: LJ119 and Graphic Arts Galleries, Thomas Jefferson Building

Curator's Tours

Friday, March 23rd, 11 a.m.

In honor of women's history month, exhibition curator and Prints and Photographs specialist Martha Kennedy will present highlights of the exhibition Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists.
Location: Graphic Arts Galleries, Thomas Jefferson Building

Wednesday, May 16th, 11 a.m.

Exhibition curator and Prints and Photographs specialist Martha Kennedy will present highlights of a new rotation of materials in the exhibition Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists.
Location: Graphic Arts Galleries, Thomas Jefferson Building

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Library of Congress Exhibitions

Other Library of Congress Online Resources

Additional works of art by other editorial cartoonists are available via the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.

Read More About It

  • Donnelly, Liza. Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2005.
  • Hess, Stephen and Sandy Northrop. American Political Cartoons: The Evolution of a National Identity, 1754–2010. Montgomery, AL: Elliott & Clark Publishing, 1996. First Transaction Edition, 2011.
  • Kennedy, Martha H.  Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonist. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi in association with the Library of Congress, Spring, 2018.
  • Larson, Judy K. American Illustration: 1890–1925: Romance, Adventure & Suspense. Calgary: Glenbow Museum, 1996.
  • Robbins, Trina. Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896–2013. Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2013.
  • Margaret E. Wagner. Maxfield Parrish and the Illustrators of the Golden Age. San Francisco: Pomegranate, 2000.
  • Reed, Walt. The Illustrator in America,1860–2000. New York: Society of Illustrators, 2001.
  • Robbins, Trina. Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013. Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2013.

Additional Online Resources

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