The 230th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Nov. 27, 2018 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL 105 (lower level). Free and open to the public.

Rebecca Szantyr on Funny Business:  Caricature as Avocational Labor

Szantyr will discuss the impact that caricature and graphic satire has played in her own research.  Presenting a few of her favorite prints, she will analyze the role of graphic satire within the larger early American print culture.   Szantyr will also address the challenges and surprises she encountered in curating an exhibition that covered 500 years of caricature.

Rebecca Szantyr is art historian specializing in print culture of the 18th and 19th centuries.  She was previously the Florence B. Selden Fellow in the Department of Prints and Drawings at Yale University Art Gallery.  She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in art history at Brown University, and has previously held positions in at the Frick Collection, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Yale Center for British Art, and Cleveland Museum of Art.


Image: William Charles (American, born Scotland, 1776-1820), Modern Spectacles Easily Seen Through, 1806. Etching with hand-coloring.  Platemark:  22 x 34.5 cm (8 11/16 x 13 9/16 in.) Everett V. Meeks, B.A. 1901, Fund 2016.159.1