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The Editorial Art of Lily Spandorf

May 22, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Austrian-born watercolorist and journalist Lily Spandorf was known for the news illustrations she created for The Washington Star, The Christian Science Monitor,The Washington Post and other publications.

Late in her career she became celebrated for recording the transformation of Washington, D.C.’s urban landscape, especially the many red-brick, late-19th-century buildings facing demolition.

Gettysburg College professor Kerry Wallach and Jane Freundel Levey, consulting curator for the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, explore Spandorf’s career with a focus on Spandorf’s newspaper work in Washington and the role of editorial illustration in today’s media landscape.

Cost: Free with Newseum admission.* Seating is on space-available basis.
*Admission fee waived for Historical Society members

This program is a co-production of the George Washington University Museum and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., with support from the Newseum and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. The exhibit “For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf” is on view through July 3 at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum.

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