'Campaigns, Conventions and Cartoons': SU Exhibit Focuses on Editorial Art

7/1/2004

BOSTON, MA – Extended by popular demand, Suffolk University’s Adams Gallery will continue to exhibit political cartoons from some of the nation’s most astute graphic commentators until September 30, 2004.

“Campaigns, Conventions and Cartoons” showcases the work of America’s very best political cartoonists, including a number of Pulitzer Prize winners. The cartoons are both funny and thought-provoking, and the exhibit evokes both laugh-out-loud and reflective responses as it targets the features and foibles of candidates and policies.

Among the nationally renowned cartoonists whose work is shown are Paul Conrad of the Los Angeles Times (who also made Richard Nixon's Enemies List), local favorites Paul Szep and Dan Wasserman, as well as Signe Wilson of the Philadelphia Daily News, Charles Barsotti of the New Yorker and Tony Auth of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The artwork revisits the more ludicrous moments of the Bush-Dukakis, Clinton-Dole and Bush-Gore races, while taking a fresh look at John Kerry, trickle-down economics, foreign policy and even the Boston Red Sox. The stunning black-and white and color drawings spanning several decades make one thing clear about politics: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The Adams Gallery at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Suffolk University, located on Boston's historic Beacon Hill, with campuses in Madrid, Spain and Dakar, Senegal, is a comprehensive global institution distinguished by its teaching and the intellectual contributions of its faculty. Suffolk offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 70 areas of study. Its mission is to provide quality education at a reasonable cost for students of all ages and backgrounds, with strong emphasis on diversity. Suffolk has a combined enrollment of more than 7,000 full-time and part-time students at its Law School, College of Arts and Sciences and Sawyer School of Management.

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