Throughout history, artists have taken a stand through political cartoons. In The National WWII Museum’s latest special exhibit, In Real Times. Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights, guests have an opportunity to view Arthur Szyk’s original artwork that fearlessly ridiculed dictators, exposed Nazi genocide, supported the Polish resistance, and criticized the Ku Klux Klan and civil rights violations in America.
Join us along with artist Eren K Wilson and let your creativity shine during our Political Cartoon Workshop as you learn more about Arthur Szyk, view his artwork, and try your hand at political cartooning. Included in your FREE registration are all art supplies, access to the special exhibit, and a wine and beer reception with light hors d’oeuvres.
Eren K Wilson is an editorial illustrator, educator, and graphic novelist. They have taught high school, elementary school, and planned after-school activities. In 2018 their completed graphic novel Snowbird was published by Silver Sprocket. Their work has been published by The Center for Investigative Reporting, Outside Magazine, Penguin Random House, VICE Sports, the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, REI, Birthmark Doula Collective, ANTIGRAVITY Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Whole Foods Market.
Registration is required for this event, and space is limited to 20 participants. For additional information, please contact Maggie Hartley, EdD, Director of Public Engagement at email@example.com.
In Real Times. Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights is on display in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery in Louisiana Memorial Pavilion through May 7, 2023. The special exhibition is presented in New Orleans by Taube Philanthropies, with additional support from George Marcus and the Isermann Foundation.
"In Real Times. Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights is organized by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley. The acquisition of the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection (2017) and research for this exhibit were made possible by a generous gift from Taube Philanthropies, which allowed The Magnes to secure 450 artworks as well as books, newspapers, magazines, and other publications that featured Szyk’s art."