Political Cartoon Exhibit

Political Cartoon Exhibit

Since he was 12 years old, USF College of Public Health Dean Emeritus Charles Mahan has collected political cartoons. Now, a small portion of the 8,000 pieces he’s assembled are on display at the Tampa Museum of Art. University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to Mahan and gives you a look at a few of the exhibit’s highlights.

Political Cartoon Exhibit

Political cartoons were the talk show hosts and websites of yesterday. Now, a USF faculty member has amassed quite a collection of cartoons that, with the help of the USF Library, is being displayed at the Tampa Museum of Art. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 explores the exhibit and finds out how this art has developed over the years, while seemingly always having an effect on political discourse.

Video Extras

A Look at "Art of the Poison Pens"

Larry Bush, collection curator & cartoon historian, shows University Beat's Mark Schreiner some of the featured pieces in Art of the Poison Pens: A Century of American Political Cartoons, on display at the Tampa Museum of Art through September 16.

More Information: 

Guide to the Guide to the USF Library of Special & Digital Collection’s Mahan Collection of American Humor and Cartoon Art 1838-2005
Art of the Poison Pens: A Century of American Political Cartoons is on display at the Tampa Museum of Art through September 16th.

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Host:
Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

Contact Information

mschreiner@wusf.org
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