The Palm Springs Public Library is hosting two unique but quite different exhibits beginning this week at the main library. “Presidents’” on display from February 14 – 28 is highlighting the work of political cartoonist Herblock and is presented at the library through the generosity of the Herbert Block Foundation.
“The Palm Springs Modern Committee has created and installed the exhibit “Paul Rudolph: 100 Years of Space and Form” on display at the library now through March 9th and highlighting his architectural career.
The “Presidents’“ exhibit at the library showcases the work of Herblock. President–watching was part of the job of being a political cartoonist, and Herblock insisted that no president was “above caricature or comment.”
From Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, Herblock took every opportunity to let our presidents know he was right there with a keen eye and a bottle of ink. He spent most of his time at the Washington Post where he worked from 1946 to 2001. Over seven decades Herblock portrayed thirteen presidents with characteristic humor, intelligence, and a passion for good government.
Herbert Block (1909-2001), the political cartoonist better known as “Herblock,” became the most honored cartoonist of his time, winning three Pulitzer Prizes, and sharing a fourth for his Watergate cartoons which contributed to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He was the only living cartoonist whose work was exhibited in the National Gallery of Art, and the only living cartoonist to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The “Paul Rudolph: 100 Years of Space and Form” exhibit showcases the work of this sometimes controversial architect. Mr. Rudolph was widely recognized within the architectural profession as spontaneously brilliant — the unchallenged master of space and the manipulation of form.
Visit the library to see these great exhibits. With more than 100,000 individual items, plus downloadable eBooks, music and eMagazines, the Palm Springs Public Library offers a varied and comprehensive collection to the community.
The Library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of Sunrise Way and Baristo Road. For more information about the Library call 760-322-READ (7323) or log on here.