New to the Road


Lines with Power and Purpose Hits the Road

The exhibition Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons, drawn from the Melton Gallery at the University of Central Oklahoma, is on its way to its first stop—The Museum Broken Arrow in Oklahoma. It is the start of the exhibition’s five-year tour going into 2023.

Lines with Power and Purpose features fifty-one original editorial cartoons from the nation’s great metropolitan newspapers during the Golden Age of print journalism. Included in the mix are six Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonists, each demonstrating the theme of political commentary through editorial illustrations and addressing issues from the first half of the twentieth century.

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Image: artist known as X. Ding, Every Day is Ground Hog’s Day in Europe (detail), 1939; 22 5/8 x 17 3/8 inches, ink on paper; Courtesy of University of Central Oklahoma Galleries and Collections.