Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Showcases Life and Art of Barbara Shermund< < Back to
Through April 26, the Decorative Arts Center (145 East Main Street, Lancaster) will showcase the work of Barbara Shermund, one of the first women to work for The New Yorker. The exhibition is entitled Tell Me a Story Where the Bad Girl Wins: The Life & Art of Barbara Shermund.
Very little was known about Shermund until very recently, when work by the curator of this exhibition, Caitlin McGurk (of Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum) as well as Shermund’s niece, Amanda Gormley, shed light on Shermund’s impressive legacy.
Listen to WOUB’s conversation with McGurk, embedded above. Check out photos from the exhibition below.
The following events are associated with this exhibition:
Chalk Talk – Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. ($8/$5 member, $10 at the door)
Nate Beeler, a former political cartoonist for The Columbus Dispatch, will explain the art of cartooning
The Humor of The New Yorker Magazine – Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. ($8/$5 member, $10 at the door)
Dr. Judith Yaross Lee, Ohio University Distinguished Professor Emerita of Communication Studies, will speak on the iconic humor of The New Yorker, which she profiled in her book 2000 Defining New Yorker Humor.
Creating Comic Books (for ages 12-15) – Sundays March 15, 22, 29; April 5, 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ($75/$68 member)
Develop your own 3-5 page comic during this workshop.
One-Panel Cartooning (High School and Adult) – Sunday, March 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ($40/$35 member)
In this two-hour workshop, you will learn about the basic concept of cartooning, and ultimately make your own one-panel cartoon.
The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is located at 145 East Main Street in Lancaster. The museum’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission is always free.