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Savage Ink: The Cartoon & The Caricature

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People's History Museum

Left Bank

Manchester

M3 3ER

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This exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the history of the satirical cartoon, from its pioneers in the late 18th century right through to those artists working in graphic novels, comic books and newspapers today.

The exhibition looks at the development of the cartoon as an important form of visual protest, reflecting on the historical importance of the art form and how it has documented some of the key moments in the long fight for representation and suffrage.

Rare historic cartoons from PHM’s extensive collection including works by William Hogarth, James Gillray, Steve Bell and Peter Fluck are displayed together with some of museum’s most recent acquisitions, many on display for the first time, alongside the work of some of the most exciting contemporary female cartoonists including Kate Evans, Lorna Miller and Marjane Satrapi.

The exhibition is suitable for all ages and includes lots of activities to have a go, including build-a-story block bean bags and the chance to draw at an artist’s easel and light box.

The Family Friendly experience extends to The Left Bank cafe bar, which offers a dedicated kids’ menu. The museum is a buggy-friendly site, welcomes breastfeeding and has baby-changing facilities.

The museum is open seven days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Radical Lates are the second Thursday each month, open until 8pm. The museum is free to enter with a suggested donation of £5. Winner of Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2017.

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