A Critical Eye: James Gillray and the Art of Satire
Known as the “Father of the Political Cartoon,” James Gillray (1756/57–1815) was one of the most brilliant and influential satirists of his time. His work—published mostly between 1793 and 1810—critiqued the most influential people and institutions of Napoleon-age Britain, through cartoons filled with cutting caricatures, incisive parodies, and graphic scatological humor. This exhibition draws from the Davis Museum’s collection of Gillray’s prints, examining both the genius of his printmaking technique and the range and depth of his historical and cultural references. As objects of both artistic and intellectual interest, Gillray’s masterful prints set the standard for the fascinating tension between visual and text that endures in political art today. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Exhibitions and Affairs.
Presented with support from the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ’54 Davis Museum and Cultural Center Program Fund.
Bequest of Ann Kirk Warren (Ann Haggarty, Class of 1950) 2016.484
Nov 13, 4–5 PM
Sep 22–Dec 8, 2 PMDrop-in Public Tours
The Davis Museum offers guided tours to public groups during open hours. Specially-trained Student Guides engage visitors with the Davis’s distinctive permanent collections and special temporary exhibitions.Event Date:Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 08 2018 except Sat Oct 06 2018, Sat Nov 24 2018.Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, October 13, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, October 20, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, November 3, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, November 10, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, November 17, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sep 20–Dec 16
Dec 1–Dec 16, 11 AM–5 PMThird Annual Davis Holiday Frame and Print Sale
An annual Davis tradition! Stop by the Davis Museum lobby to find a cool frame for a photograph, or pick up a print or poster for holiday gift-giving.Event Date:Repeats every day until Sun Dec 16 2018.Saturday, December 1, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 2, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmMonday, December 3, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmTuesday, December 4, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmWednesday, December 5, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmThursday, December 6, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmFriday, December 7, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSaturday, December 8, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 9, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmMonday, December 10, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmTuesday, December 11, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmWednesday, December 12, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmThursday, December 13, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmFriday, December 14, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pm