Gallery HOP: The Clays of Kentucky and Hugh Haynie Political Cartoons

Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Offices of the Lexington History Museum, Ste 312, The Square

Nov. 17, 2017 • Gallery HOP

The Lexington History Museum will display two poster exhibits from the Kentucky Historical Society for the final Gallery HOP of the year.

The Clays of Kentucky
From the Kentucky Historical Society: "In the scope of Kentucky history, only a few families have played an influential role in public life over many decades. The Clay family is one of those. From the settling of Kentucky in the late 18th century to the close of the 20th century, Clay family members have made important contributions in business, politics, agriculture and women’s rights. This poster-panel exhibit contains images and documents rarely before seen in public." Lexington and Central Kentucky have a special connection to this influential family, with Ashland, the Henry Clay estate, located in Lexington, and White Hall, the homeof Cassius Clay in Madison County and many other family members in the region.

A Matter of Opinion: The Editorial Cartoons of Hugh Haynie
From the Kentucky Historical Society description:

“By expressing my opinion perhaps others will search their own, and if I cause one other person to think and examine his own views, then there is a reason for doing what I do and the way I do it.” – Hugh Haynie
"The 31 editorial cartoons in this exhibit highlight the late Hugh Haynie’s illustrious career at the Louisville Courier-Journal. Newspaper owner Barry Bingham Sr. hired Haynie in 1958 and Haynie emerged as one of the leading political cartoonists of his time. Haynie’s award-winning artwork and viewpoints enraged and engaged readers for 38 years. He fit style to circumstance and mood to event, and was equally adept at depicting a social issue, an obituary or the spirit of a holiday."

Admission is free and open to all. The exhibit wil be in the offices of the Lexington History Museum, Suite 312, The Square, 401 W. Main St. in Lexington. While you are here, be sure to visit the exhibit in the Artists' Attic on the fourth floor.

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