Recap of the Dwane Powell Fireside Chat

Recap of the Dwane Powell Fireside Chat

During the Friend’s Annual Meeting this July, we had a fantastic turnout of new visitors and current members at the museum to see a fireside chat with Dwane Powell and our director, Ernest Dollar. We filled the entry way of the museum as we welcomed new board members and hosted this free event to the public.

Make sure to join us for future events like this one by becoming a member of the City of Raleigh museum. “You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell is now on display at the museum.

“You  really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell

“You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 25, 2017)The City of Raleigh Museum announced today that its retrospective of the nationally syndicated work of political cartoonist and area resident Dwane Powell will open to the public Sunday, June 4. Titled “You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell,” the free exhibit will feature more than 40 cartoons from Powell’s childhood to the present, as well as sketchbooks and artifacts of the cartoonist’s trade. “You really stuck it to me today” will be on display through 2019.

Powell has inked over 15,000 cartoons during his four decade-long career that have caricatured presidents, politicians, and North Carolina notables. Powell began cartooning for The News & Observer newspaper in 1975, where he remained until his official retirement in 2009. He continues to ink images for the newspaper’s Sunday edition. His provocative drawings about topics such as gun control and HB2 never fail to tickle funny bones or raise hackles, and are always successful in inspiring audiences to engage in current events conversations.

Powell’s work is an encapsulation of social history of the past forty plus years. It reflects his views on complicated issues molded into satirical and comical images that poke fun at both Republicans and Democrats alike. The museum exhibit’s title appropriately stems from a quote made by North Carolina’s iconic senator, Jesse Helms, who after viewing a cartoon, called up Powell and exclaimed, “You really stuck it to me today” – but still asked to display the artwork.

Growing up on a farm in rural Arkansas, Powell studied agri-business at the University of Arkansas-Monticello but loved doodling and was drawn to the cartoons he saw in Collier’s, The Saturday Evening Post and MAD Magazine. It was only by luck that his hometown paper offered him $5 a cartoon, launching his life-long passion. Powell went on to win industry recognition including the Overseas Press Club Award for Excellence in Cartooning and the National Headliners Club Award for Outstanding Editorial Cartoons. He has published three collections of his cartoons.

“Dwane Powell is a legend among American editorial cartoonists with his innate ability to chronicle the life and times of our country in a single frame,” said Ernest Dollar, director of the City of Raleigh Museum. “It is truly an honor for the museum to highlight the amazing work of one of Raleigh’s own.”

The City of Raleigh Museum Debuts Political Cartoonist Dwane Powell Exhibit on June 4

The City of Raleigh Museum Debuts Political Cartoonist Dwane Powell Exhibit on June 4

The City of Raleigh Museum announced today that its retrospective of the nationally syndicated work of political cartoonist and area resident Dwane Powell will open to the public Sunday, June 4. Titled “You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell,” the free exhibit will feature more than 40 cartoons from Powell’s childhood to the present, as well as sketchbooks and artifacts of the cartoonist’s trade. “You really stuck it to me today” will be on display through June 2019.

Powell has inked over 15,000 cartoons during his four decade-long career that have caricatured presidents, politicians, and North Carolina notables. Powell began cartooning for the News & Observer newspaper in 1975, where he remained until his official retirement in 2009. He continues to ink images for the newspaper’s Sunday edition. His provocative drawings about topics such as gun control and HB2 never fail to tickle funny bones or raise hackles, and are always successful in inspiring audiences to engage in current events conversations.

Powell’s work is an encapsulation of social history of the past forty plus years. It reflects his views on complicated issues molded into satirical and comical images that poke fun at both Republicans and Democrats alike. The museum exhibit’s title appropriately stems from a quote made by North Carolina’s iconic senator, Jesse Helms, who after viewing a cartoon, called up Powell and exclaimed, “You really stuck it to me today” – but still asked to display the artwork.

Growing up on a farm in rural Arkansas, Powell studied agri-business at the University of Arkansas-Monticello but loved doodling and was drawn to the cartoons he saw in Collier’s, The Saturday Evening Post and MAD Magazine. It was only by luck that his hometown paper offered him $5 a cartoon, launching his life-long passion. Powell went on to win industry recognition including the Overseas Press Club Award for Excellence in Cartooning and the National Headliners Club Award for Outstanding Editorial Cartoons. He has published three collections of his cartoons.

“Dwane Powell is a legend among American editorial cartoonists with his innate ability to chronicle the life and times of our country in a single frame,” said Ernest Dollar, director of the City of Raleigh Museum. “It is truly an honor for the museum to highlight the amazing work of one of Raleigh’s own.”

Exhibit Details:

“You really stuck it to me today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell

The City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St. Raleigh, NC 27601
(located in the famous downtown Briggs Hardware Building built in 1874)

  • Museum Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 9 a.m.- 4 p.m./Sundays 1-4 p.m.
  • Admission is free; donations accepted
  • Group tours available with advance notice
  • More information at cityofraleighmuseum.org or call 919-996-2220

A special exhibit preview will be available to those attending the City of Raleigh Museum’s “Time Warp 2017: The Roaring 20’s” fundraising gala the evening of Saturday, June 3. Benefiting museum exhibitions and educational programs, the annual sold-out event features live music, food, drinks and premium silent and live auction experiences.

Time Warp 2017 is on June 3, 2017

Time Warp 2017 is on June 3, 2017

The Friends of City of Raleigh (COR) Museum invite you to save the date of Saturday, June 3rd, and join us for Time Warp 2017! This year, we will be transported back to Raleigh in the 1920s, so break out your top hats and flapper dresses! Join us for an evening of auctions, food, drink, and dancing – all proceeds will support the City of Raleigh Museum’s exhibits and programming.

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Get Your Time Warp 2017 Tickets Today!

Get Your Time Warp 2017 Tickets Today!

The Friends of City of Raleigh (COR) Museum invite you to save the date of Saturday, June 3rd, and join us for Time Warp 2017! This year, we will be transported back to Raleigh in the 1920s, so break out your top hats and flapper dresses! Join us for an evening of auctions, food, drink, and dancing – all proceeds will support the City of Raleigh Museum’s exhibits and programming.

DATE AND TIME
Sat, June 3, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Click here for tickets to this event.

America’s Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memory

America’s Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memory

How do soldiers remember war? And how are these memories communicated to others? Through interviews with Raleigh-area veterans, through personal artifacts and mementos, through popular culture (videos, music, games), this exhibit looks at how we look at war. Focusing on Vietnam and Afghanistan/Iraq, this exhibit explores the dynamic between local veterans’ personal experiences and the collective memory of the community to understand how Americans understand war.

September through November Exhibit

The Sir Walter Social: An Introduction to the City of Raleigh Museum

The Sir Walter Social: An Introduction to the City of Raleigh Museum

Calling all History Buffs!

Be sure to mark your calanders on Saturday, March 11th for a truly historic event. The Sir Walter Social aims to invite all those who are passionate for local history to meet the sites and organizations associated with it’s preservation. Come learn about the City of Raleigh Museum and its Friends Organization and discover the events and exhibits we have planned for 2017. Representatives from other sites and organizations will be in attendance to share in the experience. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum.

Saturday, March 11th 3pm-6pm

Please register for the FREE event through Eventbrite.