Cartoons as Political Commentary

Now on Display – Cartoons as Political Commentary, Selections from the Cuban Heritage Collection

We invite you to visit us to view our latest exhibition, Cartoons as Political Commentary, Selections from the Cuban Heritage Collection.

Drawing from a rich tradition of political cartoons, this exhibition spotlights artists and publications that used the graphic medium to convey a pointed political message. In newspapers, magazines, and published works, artists created visual commentary that affirmed the printed text. These drawings had the power to parody, condemn, or make light of the situations around them and are unmatched by traditional print. The materials in view range from the 20th to the 21st centuries and include artists from the island and its diaspora, providing snapshots into the larger context of Cuban history.

This exhibition was organized by Meiyolet Méndez, Education and Outreach Librarian, and Kevin F. Mason, Graduate Student in the Department of Musicology at the Frost School of Music. It will be on display through the fall semester in the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion on the second floor of the Otto G. Richter Library.