Sense of Humor

Exhibits

Humor may be fundamental to human experience, but its expression in painting and sculpture has been limited. Instead, prints, as the most widely distributed medium, and drawings, as the most private, have been the natural vehicles for comic content. Drawn from the National Gallery of Art’s collection, Sense of Humorcelebrates this incredibly rich though easily overlooked tradition through works including Renaissance caricatures, biting English satires, and 20th-century comics. The exhibition includes major works by Pieter Brueghel the ElderJacques CallotWilliam HogarthJames GillrayFrancisco Goya, and Honoré Daumier, as well as later examples by Alexander CalderRed GroomsSaul SteinbergArt Spiegelman, and the Guerrilla Girls.

Start Date
Sunday, July 15, 2018
End Date
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Venue
National Gallery of Art

Sense of Humor