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Drawn From The Economist: The Editorial Art of KAL

Extended due to popular demand!

November 6, 2010 – May 8, 2011

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For 30 years, Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher has been a prominent editorial cartoonist for The Economist, the world renowned magazine focusing on commentary and analysis of world politics, business, finance, science, technology, culture, society, media and the arts.  The Economist and the Cartoon Art Museum will present a special limited-run exhibition of Drawn From The Economist: The Editorial Art of KAL.

This exhibition will feature over 40 of Kal’s favorite cartoons from his time with The Economist, during which he has published approximately 3,000 cartoons, including 120 covers.  Kal has used his wit and his pen to expose political hypocrisy, illuminate crises in the environment and the economy, and deconstruct complex international events.  His art has captured the faces and foibles of US President’s and world leaders, using caricature to create a window into their personalities. The works featured in this exhibit focus on national and international political satire and cover a broad range of social issues.

“Editorial cartoons are amazing parcels of information,” says Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist for The Economist. “They can arouse, engage, inspire, educate and entertain. I am delighted to share some of my favorites from the past three decades at The Economist in this show.”

Opening Reception with KAL

All Economist fans and Cartoon Art Museum supporters are welcome to join KAL at the Cartoon Art Museum for a personal introduction to the exhibition on Friday, November 12, from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Please RSVP to this free event at cartoons@economist.com

About The Economist

Edited in London since 1843, The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world politics, business, finance, science, technology, culture, society, media and the arts.  The Economist has a North American circulation of more than 800,000, a global circulation of more than 1.4 million and more than 4 million monthly unique visitors at The Economist online.  Because of its international editorial perspective, it is read by more of the world’s political and business leaders than any other magazine.

Please click the link below to view a PBS video of Kevin “KAL” Kallagher at the Cartoon Art Museum:



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Time November 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm

[...] a related news, KAL will also have a show of his work at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Exhibit opens November 6 and runs through March 13. There will be an opening reception on Nov [...]

Comment from Sally Krautner
Time April 28, 2011 at 12:17 am

RSVP for 2 for April 28 reception with KAL….thx!

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Time May 1, 2011 at 3:59 am

[...] Drawn From the Economist: The Editorial Art of Kal – ending May 8, 2011 at the Cartoon Art Museum [...]

Comment from skashar
Time May 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Sorry Sally, We missed your post last week, however, the Economist had to cancel the event. Due to illness Kal was not able to come. However, if you mention that you received the invite, are a subscriber to the Economist or bring the invite in, you and a guest can still visit the exhibit for free, which has been extended through Sunday, May 8th.

Again, thanks and apologies. ~CAM