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Szyk Show – Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A special exhibit examining the work of artist and political cartoonist Arthur Szyk will be on public display at The National WWII Museum starting Sept. 2. In Real Times. Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights will showcase more than 50 of Szyk’s original works, which focus on humanitarian issues that the world faced in the early 20th century—including many that remain relevant today.

On display September 1, 2022 – May 7, 2023 in 
The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery

The acquisition of the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection (2017) and research for this exhibition were made possible by a generous gift from Taube Philanthropies. The collection includes 450 artworks as well as books, newspapers, magazines, and other publications that featured his art. Original works from the collection will be displayed in the exhibit, which will be organized into six thematic sections.

The full collection has been digitized, and visitors will have the opportunity to explore Szyk’s miniatures in high resolution on a monitor within the exhibit. At an interactive workstation, they will be encouraged to create new cartoons by repurposing elements of the pieces within the collection and instantly publish them online—in real time.

New Orleans Magazine carries the story online.

The National WWII Museum – New Orleans has more.

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