Continuing its partnership with Google Art Project, Norman Rockwell Museum took part in its first live Art Talk with Google+ users on September 12, 2013. Museum curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller, PhD., addressed an online audience of about 400 users on the topic of Norman Rockwell’s artistic inspirations and borrowings, using visuals to communicate the illustrator’s knowledge and respect for art history. The worldwide audience included users from Egypt, Peru, and Japan.
A creative force in 20th century American visual culture, Norman Rockwell was an engaged observer of the world of art, and often called upon classic and contemporary masters for artistic direction and inspiration. The online conversation revealed the depth of Rockwell’s interest in the art of other creators, and their impact on his imagery for the covers and pages of mass-circulation magazines. View the archived Art Talk on YouTube.
Norman Rockwell Museum hopes to conduct more Art Talks with Google, as well as expand on their entry in Google Cultural Institutes Art Project, where they are one of 263 worldwide partners offering art lovers the opportunity to view high-resolution images of important art and cultural artifacts. Visit the Museum’s page here.