Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Video: Art in Action Exhibition at the Library of Congress: Herb Block Foundation's Marcela Brane and Sarah Alex

There's an exhibition of Herblock political cartoon art at the Library of Congress, and here's two of the political cartoonist's assistants to talk about it.

Drawings by the renowned cartoonist provided vital inspiration for the Library of Congress exhibition "Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times." The show thematically paired his political cartoons with artists' prints, drawings and posters as a powerful way of exploring the role of artists in reflecting history, culture and society. Marcela Brane and Sarah Alex, dedicated assistants to the cartoonist late in his career, now head the Herb Block Foundation. Together they visited the Library's Graphic Arts Galleries where they vividly recalled what it was like to work for him. While sharing their memories of him as a cartoonist and a human being, they also offered special insights into his work and career.

For transcript and more information, visit https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9154

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