Tony Auth Retrospective on Display at WHYY
September 24 through November 8, 2013
Spanning Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist Tony Auth's 40-plus-year career, this exhibition presents a wide range of Auth's art, including drawings, paintings, & sketches.
The Art of Tony Auth: To Stir, Inform and Inflame
People across the county have been "having breakfast" with political cartoonist Tony Auth for the past 40 years—his Pulitzer Prize Award-winning cartoons having graced the pages of numerous daily papers.
"To Stir, Inform and Inflame" is a thought-provoking exhibition of more than 150 pieces of Tony Auth's work. This retrospective exhibition gathers together the full range of Auth’s art, including drawings, paintings, sketches and newspaper pages that have touched the lives of countless newspaper readers in our region and, through syndication, all over America.
Auth worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer for nearly four decades before joining WHYY's Newsworks.org with his blog Behind the Lines. Now experience his work in his new home, WHYY.
- Tickets are available at the door. Admission for WHYY sustainers is free! Tickets for WHYY members are $10, and non-member tickets are $15. Admittance for children under 12 is free.
- Exhibition is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Some exclusions apply.
- Questions? Call 215-351-0511 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"These works show how consistently good, and dare I say right, [Tony has] been over four decades. His seemingly unflappable optimism and unwillingness to bow to power give us all a voice on the issues of the day. He might not show us or our leaders at our best, but there is always his hope that we will all be better." David Leopold, Curator
About Tony Auth
Tony Auth is digital artist-in-residence for WHYY's NewsWorks.org blog, Behind the Lines. Auth was the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer for 41 years where his cartoons, seemingly simple and always direct, influenced public opinion and politicians in the city, state, and country. At WHYY, working on both cultural and political subjects, he has pioneered a new form of online cartooning using a $5 app on his iPad, while continuing to produce a steady stream of award-winning cartoons that appear first on NewsWorks before syndication across the country.
"His perspective is that of a bemused and often angry comic historian. Irony, never a favorite form with Americans, is his meat and potatoes. He is not smug, and though he can be mean, he is never mean-spirited. Auth is a moralist and an optimist." Jules Feiffer, Cartoonist
All cartoons © Tony Auth
This exhibition was organized by the James A. Michener Art Museum
The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seeks to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences. We also seek to educate our community about nationally and internationally known Bucks County artists of all creative disciplines. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.