View of purple exhibition display board showing title of "You really stuck it to me today: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell"

City of Raleigh Museum Closing Cartoonist Dwane Powell Exhibit After Four Years

After a successful four-year run, the City of Raleigh Museum is announcing the closure of its exhibit focused on the life and career of artist Dwane Powell. 

You Really Stuck it to Me Today: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell opened in June 2017 and will close on October 31, 2021. Museum director Ernest Dollar said, “The exhibit features 25 original cartoons spanning the length of Powell’s career as well as an original mural painted by him. One of the many highlights of the exhibit is the dry-erase wall that inspired visitors of all ages to try their hand at drawing their own cartoons.” He added, “More than 65,000 people visited the exhibit throughout its run, making it one of the most popular exhibits in the museum’s history. The museum staff will always value the time spent with Dwane.”

Powell died in April 2019 and is remembered fondly for frequently bringing friends and family from around the world to visit the exhibit. The final day to view it will be Sunday, October 31. Admission is free.

Where: City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, North Carolina 
Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

About the City of Raleigh Museum

Located in Downtown Raleigh in the historic Briggs Hardware building, the City of Raleigh Museum explores the rich history of North Carolina’s capital city. As part of the Historical Resources and Museums Program of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department, the City of Raleigh Museum is dedicated to interpreting the past, present, and future of Raleigh. Since 1993, the museum has collected and cared for artifacts, curated exhibits, and provided educational programming that highlights Raleigh’s history and heritage. Our tagline “Then. Now. Next.” represents a new approach to understanding North Carolina’s capital.