Norman Rockwell exhibitions garner widespread national press coverage

It’s been an exciting week for Norman Rockwell Museum. After opening Behind the Camera exhibition at the Museum last weekend I headed to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the opening of American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

Arriving on Veteran’s Day I was reunited with our Museum’s wonderful Portrait of A Coal Miner which commemorates the hard work of citizens in support of our troops. The coal miner’s proud smile shines through his face sooty with grime from the mine, and on his lapel pin are the two service stars that tell us of his children’s military service.

On that day when we pause to make special honor to our Veterans, Norman Rockwell’s art was influential in honoring our veterans in another way. Google created a special commemorative logo that they call a ‘doodle.’ The Google Veterans Day logo shows a soldier being saluted by a young child in a Norman Rockwell style.

Both of Norman Rockwell Museum’s exhibitions, Behind the Camera, and American Chronicles have received widespread press coverage. A few links follow to some of these news stories. Why not visit the Museum this weekend and see the new exhibition?

Behind the Camera news links:,0,3043665.story

American Chronicles news links:,0,5751127.story

"Mine America’s Coal", Norman Rockwell, 1944 Oil on canvas, 21” x 14” Illustration for the U.S. Office of War Information poster Norman Rockwell Museum Collection, NRM.1978.12 Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, IL.