Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists

Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists features work by Whitney Sherman, founding director and faculty of Illustration Practice. The exhibition showcases the rich collections of the Library of Congress and brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning. Spanning the late 1800s to the present, the exhibition highlights the gradual broadening in both the private and public spheres of women’s roles and interests, and demonstrates that women once constrained by social conditions and convention, have gained immense new opportunities for self-expression and discovery.

Saturday, August 18

More dates through October 20, 2018

Library of Congress, Graphic Arts Galleries, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540 ×

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