Editorial Cartoonists Take Spotlight in Pittsburgh G-20 Exhibit

By: E&P Staff When finance ministers, central bank governors, delegates, journalists and protestors alike descend on Pittsburgh in late September for the international G-20 summit, work by editorial cartoonists representing the participating G-20 countries will be on display at The Andy Warhol Museum.

Co-presented by the ToonSeum and the Andy Warhol Museum and funded by the Pittsburgh Foundation, ?Drawn to the Summit: A G-20 Exhibition of International Political Cartoons? will run Sept. 18-Oct. 18. The featured cartoonists will provide an alternative perspective on such G-20 themes as the global economy and its impact on the environment, human rights, world trade and other critical topics. The show offers the public an opportunity to view a diversity of cartooning styles from around the globe.

Also featured will be cartoons by local Pittsburgh artists commenting on what it will be like to have their hometown hosting such an international event. Visitors will be able to access a computer set up in the gallery showing an online blog to monitor daily commentaries and sketches by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers and others during the summit, which is set for Sept. 24 and 25.

Curating the show are Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rogers and art historian Sylvia Rhor. Admission is included with paid admission to the Andy Warhol Museum.

Those requiring additional information can visit the ToonSeum online here or call 412-325-1060.


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