Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin invites the public to attend “Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman,” an exhibition created by the National Archives with the support of the Foundation for the National Archives. “Running for Office” is organized for travel by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit will be on display from May 1 to July 3.
The Advocate’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, Walt Handelsman, will present the opening lecture for the exhibit on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. Handelsman will showcase his work, describe the creative process of coming up with daily cartoons and discuss the challenges of creating editorial cartoons during a time of great national division and a global pandemic.
“Running for Office” displays the creative, insightful and satirical political cartoons of Clifford Berryman, the Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post and the Washington Evening Star. Today his pen-and-ink drawings are housed by the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives, which serves as the official repository for congressional records.
Admission is free and the museum is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information please visit www.louisianaoldstatecapitol.org or call 225.342.0500.