Panel discussion - Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists

In concert with Women’s History Month and to celebrate the publication of a book based on the current exhibition, the Library of Congress will present a conversation between the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, and three leading illustrators/cartoonists Barbara Brandon-Croft, Jillian Tamaki and Whitney Sherman, director of MICA's MFA in Illustration Practice. 


The March 15th event will be in LJ119 in the Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First St SE ) of the Library of Congress from 12-1pm.


The book, Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists, is by Martha H. Kennedy, curator of popular and applied graphic art at the Library of Congress. It celebrates the immense contributions by women to American illustration and cartooning from the late nineteenth century into the twenty-first with original art from the Library's collections representing more than eighty artists. Published by the Library of Congress, in association with University of Mississippi Press.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ119 10 First St SE, Washington, DC 20543

Event Type

Speaker/Lecture/Reading, Panel Discussion, Home Page


Illustration Department

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