Herblock Looks at: 1970 | 1969 | 1968 | 1967 | 1966 | 1965 | 1964 | 1963 | 1962 | 1961 | Communism

Ongoing exhibition, opened March 18, 2011

Politically independent and a champion of the little guy, Herbert L. Block (1909–2001)—better known as “Herblock”—spared no one from the wrath of his art. His pointed commentaries offer an opportunity to reflect on history and culture—how much has changed and what remains the same. The Herblock Gallery's selection of ten cartoons—with new drawings every six months—provides the visitor an ongoing opportunity to learn more about this Pulitzer award winning artist and to appreciate the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collections.

The Herb Block Foundation provides funding for the Herblock Gallery that enables visitors to continue to experience and enjoy the breadth and richness of this expansive collection.

Currently on View

Currently on view online only as all Library of Congress buildings and facilities are temporarily closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Herblock Looks at 1970: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons
September 2020–March 2021

Exhibition Location

Graphic Arts Galleries, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building