From MLK to March
This exhibition begins with the 1958 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, a visual recounting of the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56 which also served as a primer in the principles of non-violent resistance. The exhibit ends with work from March (2013-16), a graphic novel trilogy that recounts the life and social activism of Rep. John Lewis and is inspiring a new generation to practice non-violence in the pursuit of racial justice. In between these two iconic works, dozens of civil rights-era editorial cartoons, including work by Herblock of the Washington Post, Sam Milai of the Pittsburgh Courier, Bill Mauldin of the Chicago Sun-Times and others are on display.
The exhibition was curated by Dr. Sylvia Rhor, Professor of Art History, Carlow University and Rob Rogers, ToonSeum President.
Free MLK/Star Trek Event on Jan. 13th
Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the ToonSeum on Friday, January 13, 2017, with free admission from 7pm to 10pm to our “From MLK to March: Comics and Cartoons of the Civil Rights Era” exhibit. The evening also marks the closing party for “To Boldly Go: The Graphic Art of Star Trek.” This will be one of you last remaining opportunities to see these two exhibits that commemorate both real life and fictional icons from the 1960s side-by-side! Hope to see you there!