Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Virtual Refrigerator - Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip

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Welcome to the Virtual Refrigerator art link-up! Thank you for joining us as we share what we're creating in our homeschools. We cordially invite you to add your link sharing artwork that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges too! The Virtual Fridge link-up is open all month, with anchor posts planned for each Wednesday.

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During our Christmas vacation in Columbus, we visited the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at the Ohio State University Libraries, and I have been meaning to share some photos from that day ever since. Well, it's almost a month later, and I'm glad I had these in reserve, because I don't have any new artwork from Kennady to share this week. (Something about her working on a major paper for her Writing class?!? And working on Algebra - what is up with that?!?)

Anyway, the Cartoon Museum. If you live in or near Columbus, or visit there, this library and museum is worth a look! It's free too! Flash photography is not permitted, so I will claim that as my excuse for any low quality photos you see here. 

First exhibit we visited was Cartoon Couture. Not surprisingly, this collection of cartoons and comic art focusing on fashion and clothing trends appealed more to the ladies in our group. The collection featured ads, comic strips and books, paper dolls, and cartoon art. While cartoon art often satirized fashion trends and fads, the medium was also used to advertise and spread information about ready-to-wear clothing especially in the early part of the 20th century.

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Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Are Kewpie dolls not the most disturbing looking things? Why were these considered cute? This face is the stuff of nightmares.

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Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Next up was Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics. Did you know that the topic of immigration policy has been a hot button issue in America for at least 150 years? We tend to think that controversies over building border walls or limiting immigration is a new thing, but Americans have debated these questions for many years. Political cartoonists like Thomas Nast and Joseph Keppler as well as illustrators of super hero graphic novels have weighed in. This collection features some very interesting and thought-provoking cartoons and artwork. No matter your views on the subject, you'll find artwork that illustrates your position and artwork that opposes it. And hopefully you'll find humor and some perspective on both sides, as I did, even if it also provokes or disturbs you. That's what a good political cartoon does, after all! 

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Immigration restriction was the topic of this political cartoon in 1904.

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Taking in refugees was the subject of Joseph Keppler's piece in Puck magazine in 1880.

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"Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Dinner" by Thomas Nast appeared in an 1869 issue
of Harper's Weekly.

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
"Musical Chairs" by Dick Wright, 1995.

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
"Welcoming Refugees" by Ann Telnaes, 2015.

And on a lighter note, the permanent exhibit Treasures From the Collections of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum was the last stop in our visit.

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Probably my favorite part of the exhibit was the collection of Calvin and Hobbes art by Bill Watterson, who grew up in Ohio. I absolutely love the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip.

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Cartoon Museum Art Field Trip on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

There's a lot more to see in this Museum and Library, and we highly recommend it!

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2 comments:

Mother of 3 said...

What an interesting museum! I've been told by a few homeschooling moms around here that I need to check out the art and natural history museums found on a few of our local college campuses; honestly I never even knew they were there!

Kristen H said...

This looks like such a great museum to visit. It is always amazing where we can find educational opportunities if we just look.

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