From time to time, we ask ourselves:
Where is the outrage?
Well, for an amazing 72 years, it was on editorial pages, especially that of the Washington Post–in political commentary by the influential cartoonist Herblock (Herb Block), who made presidents and other public figures, from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, ink-stained and wretched.
The Library of Congress is the home of the Herb Block Collection, and its first exhibition of Herblock cartoons, titled “Enduring Outrage,” will become part of myLOC.gov as an online exhibition.
That will be a toasty warm-up to Herblock!, a major exhibition slated to open Oct. 13 in the Library’s South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. This exhibition will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Herb Block’s birth and offer 82 original drawings from the Library’s vast collection, illuminating the man as well as his mastery of the political cartoonist’s art.
It’ll be outrageous!