February 26, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Missouri State Museum presents "Sketches of War: Political Cartoons of Daniel Fitzpatrick" March 7

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, FEB. 26, 2018 – As part of its ongoing Museum After Hours series, the Missouri State Museum will present the program “Sletches of War: Political Cartoons of Daniel Fitzpatrick” on Wednesday, March 7. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol.

Dr. Joan Stack, curator of art collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri, will discuss the collection of more than1,500 original cartoon drawings by Daniel Fitzpatrick (1891-1969), two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. During her presentation, Stack will discuss how Fitzpatrick’s social, political and aesthetic attitudes shaped his artwork, focusing on the cartoons he created during the WWI era. Several of the WWI-era cartoons will be on exhibit at the Rozier Gallery, Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, beginning March 6. 

The Missouri State Museum’s Museum After Hours events are held on the first Wednesday of each month when the museum galleries remain open from 5 to 9 p.m. The events are designed for people who have wondered what it would be like to visit the museum at night or whose schedules don’t allow daytime outings. In addition to the special programs, the events allow a more relaxed opportunity to view all the museum exhibits. These exhibits include old favorites as well as new offerings. After-hours entry to the Capitol is through the garage entrance on the building’s east side.   

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For more information about the event, call the museum at 573-751-2854.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.