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. For nearly seven decades, while history was in the making all around him, Rockwell chronicled our changing society in the small details and nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life, providing a personalized interpretation—albeit often an idealized one—of American identity. His depictions offered a reassuring visual haven during a time of momentous transformation as our country evolved into a complex, modern society. Rockwell’s contributions to our visual legacy, many of them now icons of American culture, have found a permanent place in our national psyche.
March 29 through June 15, 2014
Murray Tinkelman is an award-winning artist who has received illustration’s highest honors from the Society of Illustrators, The New York Art Directors Club, and the Society of Publications Designers. His beautifully conceived and rendered pen and ink drawings have appeared in many publications including the Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, and he has been commissioned to create numerous artworks for The National Park Service and The U.S. Air Force.
December 7, 2013 through March 18, 2014
A renowned fantasy artist and illustrator of children’s literature, Ruth Sanderson has created imagery for more than seventy-five picture books, many of which bring classic tales to life, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Papa Gatto, Cinderella, The Golden Mare, The Firebird, and The Snow Princess, and The Enchanted Wood, an original story. She has also created original art for animation, book covers, advertisements, collector’s plates and greeting cards, and her work is featured on many popular licensed products, including Lenox fine holiday china.
June 8, 2013 through October 27, 2013
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic celebrates the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film, a classic work released in 1937 that is beloved by viewers of all ages. Organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California, the exhibition celebrates Walt Disney’s vision and the artistry of his dedicated staff, exploring the development of an animated masterpiece that was the hallmark of an entirely new American art form through the creation of this groundbreaking film.
July 13, 2013 through October 20, 2013
Jarvis Rockwell creates artworks that are at once tangible and transient, reflecting the impermanence of all things. Imbued with a sense of mystery and spiritual curiosity, his sensory structure drawings, Hindu-inspired pyramids assembled with hundreds of toy figurines, and tableau boxes will be on view in this first retrospective of the artist’s work―an exploration of his artistic journey and the ideas and questions that continue to drive his work.