Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “No Swimming,” 1921. Oil on canvas, 25 1/2″ x 22 1/4″. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” June 4, 1921. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1921 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.

Taubman Museum of Fine Art, Roanoke, VA
March 20, 2016 – June 12, 2016

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.
Related Links:

Go Inside Crystal Bridges’ Rockwell Exhibit (Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt interview), KFSM-TV, March 12, 2013

Norman Rockwell Exhibit To Open at Crystal Bridges (Daisy Rockwell interview), KNWA-TV, March 7, 2013

“Rockwell’s Lesson: Focus on Human Potential,” The Sacremento Bee, December 29, 2012

“Norman Rockwell’s “American Chronicles” Artwork at Crystal Bridges Museum from Neighbor News”  G.B. Poindexter/Neighbor News,  Mar 9, 2013

“Norman Rockwell revival at Crocker,”  San Francisco Chronicle, November 4, 2012

“A feel-good master’s complex message,” The Globe and Mail, March 3, 2012

Rockwell Exhibit Brings Thousands to Dayton Art Institute

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