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Exhibit: 'Drawn to Politics: The Editorial Art of Etta Hulme'

Newly added to the vast holdings of the Special Collections at the University of Texas at Arlington is the work of long-time Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial cartoonist Etta Hulme. Her first editorial cartoons appeared in the Texas Observer in the 1950s. In 1972 Etta, the first female editorialist on staff at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, produced five cartoons a week for a syndicated newspaper. For a time, Etta Hulme was the only female cartoonist working for a major metropolitan paper. Her work won her best editorial cartoonist of the year by the National Cartoonist Society in 1982 and 1998.

Described as sharp and smart, witty and well-read, Etta Hulme’s work did not shy away from the issues. Her edginess offended some, mesmerized others, and gave Hulme a platform on which to voice her opinion.

This exhibit features samples of Etta Hulme’s work from the 1940s-2000s and provides an in-depth look at culture, politics, and society. In addition to the original artwork, this exhibit features other archival materials from Hulme’s collection including correspondence, news clippings, photographs, awards, books and literature about cartooning.  

Friday, August 31, 2018 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Special Collections, Central Library, Special Collections
702 Planetarium Place, Arlington, Tx

Event Type

Arts & Culture


Alumni, Local Community, Faculty & Staff, Students, Undergraduates


UTA Libraries, Special Collections, Scholarly Communications




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