FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2017
Upcoming Exhibitions at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
LOOKING BACKWARD, LOOKING FORWARD
November 4, 2017 – April 22, 2018
Immigration and fashion history are the subjects of two unique new exhibits opening in November at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
LOOKING BACKWARD, LOOKING FORWARD: 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.