Mightier Than the Sword: The Satirical Pen of KAL

June 18–September 3, 2006

Kevin Kallaugher, a.k.a. KAL, is known throughout the world as a cartoonist on the front line of free expression. “Commanding a masterful style, Kallaugher stands among the premier caricaturists of the (twentieth) century,” said The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons in 1999. In this exhibition, the Walters celebrates his 17 years as the editorial cartoonist at The Baltimore Sun and his 26 years at the London news magazine, The Economist. As one of the greatest practitioners of the craft of cartooning, KAL is a most incisive and influential political commentator in the United States today. Besides highlighting KAL’s better-known cartoons and caricatures, this show will also display his lesser-known sculptures, films and 3-D animations. It will feature cartoons of local, national and international political satire and cover a broad range of social issues to which he is committed. Mightier than the Sword will include an educational interpretive gallery where visitors will observe how KAL composes his characters and then be invited to learn these skills for themselves.

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Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, Post 9/11, India Ink, The Economist, 2003