In conjunction with its current exhibition, “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator,” Norman Rockwell Museum will present the lecture, “Inside Hopper’s World: A Contemporary Painter’s View,” on Thursday, July 31, starting at 5:30 p.m. Painter Philip Koch will discuss Edward Hopper’s life on Cape Cod and take a comparative look at the artist’s paintings and illustrations. Koch is a Senior Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art and, since 1983, has had repeated residencies at Hopper’s studio in Truro, Massachusetts, where the realist master worked for thirty years.
Gail Levin, Ph.D., the acknowledged authority on American realist painter Edward Hopper, will present a talk about the artist at Norman Rockwell Museum on Thursday, July 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening lecture is presented as part of the series, “Impossible Craft: The Artist’s Biography,” to be held at the Museum during the month of July.
Norman Rockwell Museum announces the honoring of illustrator Murray Tinkelman as its 2014 Artist Laureate. Mr. Tinkelman is an award-winning artist and illustration historian, whose work was recently on view at the Museum in the exhibition, “Baseball, Rodeos and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman.” The award was presented to the illustrator during a special ceremony at the Museum on Saturday, June 14.
Special Exhibition To Focus on Little-Known Period of The Realist Master’s Career
In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century.
This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator” will be on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from June 7 through October 26, 2014.
Norman Rockwell Museum announces today new appointments to its executive leadership team, with the hiring of Michelle Clarkin as chief advancement officer, and Jill Gellert as the Museum’s chief operating officer. Ms. Clarkin commences her role immediately, filling a vacancy in the Museum’s lead fundraising post, and Ms. Gellert assumes her role on July 1, upon the retirement of Terry Smith, who has served as COO since 2004.