On view August 2008 through May 2009
This exhibit examines how political cartoons are designed to instantly engage, provoke, and challenge viewers to consider different viewpoints and take action on various issues by informing, amusing, or pointing out uncomfortable truths. The Yager Museum's exhibition features more than 100 Cassel cartoons, ranging in date from 1916 through the 1930s. Throughout, the exhibition focuses on issues and events that inspired Cassel's cartoons, with explorations of those same issues today, including business and labor, war and peace, crime, politics and voting, the government's role in creating or sustaining economic prosperity, race, homelessness and hunger, farmers, and taxes.
On view through June 12, 2010
This student-curated exhibit explores the work of George Overbury "Pop" Hart (1868-1933), an American artist whose zeal for travel and admiration for the people he encountered made his art an accolade to everyday life both foreign and domestic. His aesthetics and stylistic approach to print-making was both original and progressive, embodying his ideals that art should be naturalistic and reflect aspects of everyday life.
The exhibit was curated by Art History major Joshua Helmer '10.
On view December 2009 to May 30, 2010
"It is no small thing to stand at the head of affairs, and be the motive power on which depend the welfare and credit, the health, temper, and spirit of the whole family." Mrs. SD Power, Anna Maria's Housekeeping, 1884 During the 19th century, women had great power to create the character of their homes and manage the activities that took place under their roofs. This exhibit takes you back in time, exploring the diversity of ideals and realities of creating and maintaining a home in the late 19th century and today in New York State. This exhibition is the result of the research of two student co-curators, Anna Thompson '10 and Jessica Henson '10, both History majors and Museum Studies minors.