The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County will open a new exhibition at the Hjemkomst Center surveying American political media called Lines with Power & Purpose: Editorial Cartoons. The exhibition features fifty-one original editorial cartoons from the nation’s great metropolitan newspapers during the Golden Age of print journalism and includes six Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists. During its run, HCSCC will also feature the work of local Forum cartoonist Trygve Olson in a supplemental exhibition entitled Trygve Olson: Cartooning 35 Odd Years.
HCSCC will celebrate the exhibition opening with a free and public reception at the Hjemkomst Center on Tuesday, March 26, from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Olson will deliver an animated artist talk at 6:00p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts. Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons is brought to the Hjemkomst Center with support from Fargo-Moorhead’s legacy media organization, Forum Communications Company. The exhibition draws from The Melton Gallery at the University of Central Oklahoma and will be on display in Moorhead through Thursday, June 20.
For more information or questions about accessibility and accommodations, please contact HCSCC Communications Manager Davin Wait at (218) 299-5511, extension 6733, or [email protected].
Cartoon Cutlines: Jay Norwood Darling, Every Day is Ground Hog’s Day in Europe, 1939 (Courtesy of Melton Gallery, University of Central Oklahoma). Ralph Wilder, It’s a Lonesome Elephant!, 1912 (Courtesy of Melton Gallery, University of Central Oklahoma). N.L. Collier, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1914 (Courtesy of Melton Gallery, University of Central Oklahoma).