Barry Blitt’s cover for January 13, 2017, edition of The New YorkerThe New Yorker)

Political cartoonists have always been crucial for understanding and skewering what’s going on in our society, and in the time of President Trump, we may need them more than ever. Their particular ability to draw you in with caricatures and color and then slap you with a stinging truth feels acutely apt these days.

On Thursday evening, March 23, the Museum of the City of New York will bring together five US-based political cartoonists to discuss the realities, challenges, and urgency of their work. The panel features three New Yorker contributors: Felipe Galindo, who goes by the moniker of “Feggo” and does playful animations, fine art, and children’s book illustrations in addition to political cartoons; Liza Donnelly, who’s also the resident cartoonist for CBS News; and Barry Blitt, who’s done a series of covers for the magazine about Trump, including the one the week before inauguration that showed Trump at the wheel of a kiddie car. They’ll be joined by Ann Telnaes, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for her work at the Washington Post, and Whit Taylor, who’s contributed a number of smart and sensitive comics, often about race, to the Nib. Come hear them speak while we still have a free press.

When: Thursday, March 23, 6:30pm ($20)
Where: Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue, East Harlem, Manhattan)

More information here.

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Jillian Steinhauer is a former senior editor of Hyperallergic. She writes largely about the intersection of art...