Stockbridge, MA, March 27, 2013—Norman Rockwell Museum will present the lecture “Unsettled Masses: Transportation in American Art during the 1930s and 1940s” on Saturday, April 6, starting at 5:30 p.m. Emily Schiller, a PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University and recipient of a Rockwell Center Dissertation Fellowship in 2012, will discuss the ways mass transit has been depicted in art and illustration during the Great Depression and World War II, specifically how passengers appear on subways, elevated railways, buses, and commuter trains. Ms. Schiller intends her talk to offer a better understanding of how this mode of transportation “consistently challenged our cultural ideals of independence, adventure, financial success, and an ability to choose our social surroundings.” The lecture is free with Museum admission, Museum members free.
Rockwell Center Lecture Series: New Perspectives on Illustration
Learn about the latest scholarship relating to the art of illustration courtesy of the recipients of the Rockwell Center Fellowships. Awarded through Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the yearlong fellowships are awarded to senior scholars and museum professionals pursuing research or projects in or relating to the subject of American illustration art and visual studies. Upcoming lectures include:
Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m.
“Bodies in Crisis: The Comic Grotesque in American Caricature Of The 1930s” with Bryna R. Campbell, PhD candidate at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
For more information, visit the Rockwell Center website: www.rockwell-center.org