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Guest lecture by Dr. Edward Lordan at the NIU Art Museum this week

April 16, 2017

Dr. Edward Lordan

Special guest Dr. Edward Lordan will present “The Evolution of Editorial Cartooning: Changes in Media and Messages” from 5-6 p.m., in Altgeld Hall 315, on Wednesday, April 19.

Lordan is here as part of the Hand in Hand exhibition suite’s educational programming series supporting the student-curated exhibition, “A Tale of Donkeys and Elephants; Satire with a Wink of a Fox.” Students in the Graduate Certification in Museum Studies Art 656: Exhibitions and Interpretation interdisciplinary course curated this exhibition with Instructor Peter Van Ael and is on view now through Saturday, May 20, at the NIU Art Museum.

Lordan teaches courses in public relations, advertising and communication theory at West Chester University in West Chester, PA. His research interests include editorial cartoons and politics. He is the author of “Politics, Ink: How American Editorial Cartoonists Skewer Politicians, From King George III to George Dubya,” which explores the history of the American editorial cartoon.

Other events this week at the NIU Art Museum include “Color Your Politics” where participants become an illustrator and color cartoons from the exhibition. All ages are invited to attend (children under nine with supervision). Pre-registration is required for this event, which will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 2-4 p.m. in the Art Museum Galleries.

More information about the exhibitions, events and educational programming at the NIU Art Museum may be found online by visiting or by phoning 815-753-1936.