The U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum opened a new temporary exhibit, Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War Dec. 20.
The exhibit will be available through June 11, 2023.
On loan from the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, Drawn to Combat explores Mauldin’s career with an in-depth focus on his unmatched skill in documenting and satirizing military life and political affairs.
This exhibit features nearly 150 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist’s original drawings and published cartoons, as well as personal material from Bill Mauldin’s exceptional career.
For nearly 50 years, from World War II to the end of the Cold War, Bill Mauldin used his artistry and wit to provide commentary on the world as he saw it, earning two Pulitzer Prizes in the process. As a soldier and nationally syndicated political cartoonist, Mauldin used his voice and platform to critique the policies and actions of the nation’s leaders, both military and civilian, when they came up short.
Drawn to Combat is the most comprehensive exploration of the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist’s life and career.
ASOM is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and most federal holidays. The ASOM will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The ASOM is located at 100 Bragg Boulevard. For more information call 910-643-2778 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.