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Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics

February 19, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until April 15, 2018 12:00 am

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Explore the topic of U.S. immigration through the lens of the political cartoons, comic strips, comic books and graphic novels that have contributed to the debate about this important, and often polarizing, issue.  Cartoons and comics can enlighten us, challenge our beliefs and misconceptions, and bring attention to injustices. However, history shows they can also reflect and magnify our fears and prejudices. From Thomas Nast to Gene Luen Yang, this exhibit looks back on 150 years of cartoon and comics responses to major moments in the American immigration narrative. In examining the past, it aims to inform the current debate, as we move forward with a story that is fundamental to the American experiment itself.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 1-5 pm; Closed Mondays

Curated by Jenny Robb, Curator and Associate Professor and Jared Gardner, Professor

Please note that some images may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Image: “Looking Backward” by Joseph Keppler. Puck, January 11, 1893


February 19, 2018 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High St
Columbus,43210United States
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