One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller. This traveling exhibition features 50 original paintings and 323 Saturday Evening Post covers that document Rockwell's engagement in American life in all its glory and tragedy over five decades. The exhibition also includes materials from the Museum's archives demonstrating how Rockwell worked: proceeding from preliminary sketches, photographs, color studies, and detailed drawings to the finished painting. Timed, reserved tickets will be required to view this exhibition.
Guests visiting American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell may be interested in the accompanying audio tour. Two different tours are available on each iPod Touch device – a 45-minute general tour, and a 30-minute tour that’s great for families and children. Guests holding tickets for this special exhibition can pick up an audio tour at the gallery entrance at no charge.
Ask Me Tours:
Crystal Bridges’ Gallery Guides are available to enrich your experience of the temporary exhibition American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. On weekends, the Museum’s trained Guides will be stationed throughout the exhibition to answer your questions and provide additional information. Look for Guides wearing colorful “Ask Me” buttons in the exhibition.
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. This exhibition is made possible with the generous support from National Endowment for the Arts, American Masterpieces Program; the Henry Luce Foundation; Curtis Publishing Company; Norman Rockwell Family Agency; and the Stockman Family Foundation.
Sponsored at Crystal Bridges by the Bob Bogle Family, Cadillac of Bentonville, the Paul and June Carter Family, ConAgra Foods, Hallmark Cards, Inc., NWA Media/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Harriet and Warren Stephens, Stephens Inc.
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Going and Coming, (detail), 1959
© 1947: SEPS. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections.
From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum
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