COLUMBIA–On Election Day 2012, The State Historical Society of Missouri’s exhibit, “Elephants and Donkeys: Animal Symbolism in Political Cartoons,” seems particularly relevant.
“She [Dr. Stack, curator] really does try to connect…with what’s going on in the larger world,” Chief Museum Preparator Greig Thompson said.
The exhibit, located in the corridor gallery of the SHS office in Ellis Library, features political cartoons over the decades that use animal symbols to convey their messages.
“It’s a very easy to understand record of the history of the two political parties,” Thompson said.
Candace Korasick, professor of global ethics and a sociology class titled “Animals and their Humans” at Stephens College, was previewing the exhibit before bringing her class on Thursday, November 8.
“I want to show them how representations of animals affect opinions,” Korasick said.