June 9 through October 21, 2006

Through an improbable convergence of circumstances, an iconic painting not known to have been missing has been found after more than thirty-five years.

Norman Rockwell”s Breaking Home Ties was painted for the September 25, 1954 cover of The Saturday Evening Post. For the past several years, Breaking Home Ties has been on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum, or so it was believed. This exhibition tells the story of a series of events leading up to an astonishing discovery that revealed the hidden existence of the original painting – and an expertly crafted replica.

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