Cartooning Catholics: Depictions of Catholics in Cartoons and Comics exhibit is open to the public through October 2020.

Cartooning Catholics examines how Catholics were portrayed in secular drawings and how Catholics portrayed their own beliefs through cartoons.

Cartoons are a unique window into the past because they both express and form public opinion. By examining cartoons depicting Catholics and Catholic social thought, it will be possible to understand how Catholics viewed the world and how the world viewed Catholics.

 

Read some recent articles about the exhibit:

CatholicPhilly.com:

http://catholicphilly.com/2019/11/news/local-news/philadelphia-archives-offers-glimpse-into-catholic-cartoons/

Northeast Times:

http://northeasttimes.com/2019/10/16/cartoons-brought-to-the-forefront-at-catholic-exhibit/

Aleteia:

http://aleteia.org/2019/10/19/from-nast-to-family-circus-philadelphia-exhibit-shows-how-catholics-have-been-depicted-in-cartoons/

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