“What ‘Ding’ Might Say,” featuring presentations by Dennis Ryerson, former editor of The Des Moines Register and Neil Hamilton, professor of law and director of the Drake University Agricultural Law Center.
About the Exhibit:
A new exhibition opening at Drake University explores the life and work of honorary degree-holder Jay N. “Ding” Darling, a two-time Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist and conservationist.
We Knew Him When: An Exhibit on Jay N. Darling features a rare and extensive collection of personal artifacts, sketches, and career memorabilia. The exhibition opens March 26 and runs through May 31 in Drake University’s Cowles Library, 2725 University Ave. Des Moines, Iowa.
The exhibit was curated by nationally recognized Darling expert Sam Koltinsky, a documentary filmmaker who serves as director of the Jay N. Darling Center in Des Moines. The exhibit will be complemented by a series of panel discussions by journalists, historians, conservationists and scholars.