Texas A&M University-Kingsville

New museum exhibit features political cartoons of Clifford Berryman

John E. Conner Museum - 11/30/12 - 11/30/12

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Just in time for the Presidential election in November, the John E. Conner Museum at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will feature Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman. The exhibit will be in the west wing of the museum beginning Friday, Oct. 19, and continue through Friday, Nov. 30.

Running for Office features 44 prints that display the creative, insightful and satirical cartoons of Clifford Berryman (1869-1949). Berryman was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post and the Washington Evening Star during the first half of the 20th century. He became a Washington institution and one of the most celebrated and respected political cartoonists of his time.

Today, his pen and ink drawings are housed by the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives, serving as official records of the United States Senate. The exhibit was created by the National Archives, with the support of the Foundation for the National Archives and organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The cartoons presented in Running for Office highlight the path to the White House in a timeless and entertaining way. Berryman’s historical illustrations transcend decades to comment on the present campaign process, from the initial decision to run to the final elections results. The exhibition emphasizes the enduring significance of Berryman’s drawings to American political history.

The Conner Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free but donations are accepted. For more information, call 361-593-2810.


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