From Harford Community College:
The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will host a traveling exhibit from September 16-December 13 that will feature the cartoons and commentary of legendary Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block, who was known as “Herblock.” The exhibit will present Block’s perspective on such themes as the environment, education, the presidency, civil rights, and democracy.
One of the most honored cartoonists of his time, Herblock caricatured 13 U.S. Presidents and chronicled American history from the Stock Market Crash in 1929 until his death in the fall of 2001. He won three Pulitzer Prizes and shared a fourth for his Watergate cartoons, which contributed to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. He was the only living cartoonist whose work was exhibited in the National Gallery of Art, and the only living cartoonist to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Hays-Heighe House will host four traveling exhibition panels on Herblock, rotating throughout the fall semester – “School Bell,” “Democracy,” “Presidents,” and “The Long March.” Panels on education and civil rights will be displayed for the entire run, while “Democracy” will be installed on October 14 and “Presidents” on November 11. There will also be a short film on the life and works of Herbert L. Block. The exhibit will link QR codes with other media outlets including Twitter, HCC Library’s libguide, and online exhibits.
The exhibit is sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, in association with Ely, Inc.
The Hays-Heighe House is open to the public on Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, and Fridays, 10 AM -12 noon. The House will also be open the first Saturdays of the month in October, November, and December (for Herblock and other displays).
For more information, contact Ann Persson, Coordinator, Hays-Heighe House, on 443-412-2495 or firstname.lastname@example.org .