December 12, 2006 Exhibition "Cartoon America" Extended Through February 24

Press Contact: Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639
Public Contact: Sara W. Duke (202) 707-3630 and Martha Kennedy (202) 707-9115

WHAT: “Cartoon America: Highlights from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature,” a Library of Congress exhibition, will be extended.

WHEN: Instead of closing on January 27, the exhibition will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007. The free exhibition is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday.

WHERE: Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

“Cartoon America: Highlights from the Art Wood Collection” opened on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. It features 100 masterworks of celebrated artists, including political cartoonists Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, Bill Mauldin and Patrick Oliphant; comic strip creators Winsor McCay, George Herriman, Chic Young, Milt Caniff, Charles Schulz and Lynn Johnston; humorous gag cartoonists Peter Arno and William Steig; caricaturists Al Hirschfeld and David Levine; animation drawings and cels from Walt Disney Productions and Hanna-Barbera; and illustrations by Edwin A. Abbey, John Held and Michael Hague.


PR 06-227
ISSN 0731-3527