[HARTFORD, Conn., October 11] – “I’m confident that the good nature of humans will eventually triumph over the dark side if we pay attention and are honest with each other,” says Hartford Courant editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart, whose visual commentaries on breaking news, politics and the human condition have been appearing on the pages of the Hartford Courant for 35 years.
From October 23 to November 28, visitors to the Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, will view 36 examples of Englehart’s interpretive humor in “Drawn and Cornered: 35 Years of Englehart Cartoons.” The exhibit will provide a broad sampling of his visual take on news reported by the country’s oldest continuously published newspaper.
Englehart began mastering his craft for newspapers in Chicago and Dayton, Ohio, where he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in the Editorial Cartoon category in 1979. He joined the staff of the Hartford Courant as a full time editorial cartoonist in 1980. Englehart’s cartoons have been published nationally in the New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated. His self-described political philosophy is “moderately confused.”
An opening reception for “Drawn and Cornered: 35 Years of Englehart Cartoons” will be held at the CHS on October 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Signed prints of Englehart’s cartoons will be available for purchase during the reception; proceeds will benefit Camp Courant. RSVP by calling (860) 236-5621 x238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day admission to the CHS, including the Englehart exhibit October 23 – November 28 and all other CHS exhibits, is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and over and $4 for students with valid college ID and youth 6-17. The CHS is open Tuesday through Thursday noon – 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
About the Connecticut Historical Society
A private, nonprofit, educational organization established in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society is the state’s official historical society and one of the oldest in the nation. Located at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, the CHS houses a museum, library, and the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center that are open to the public and funded by private contributions. The CHS’s collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials accessible at our campus and on loan at other organizations. The CHS collection, programs and exhibits help Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities, and make informed decisions based on our past and present. For more information, visit chs.org.