Norman Rockwell Museum Explores
“The Pullman Porter: Norman Rockwell’s Boy in Dining Car”
Sunday, January 17, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present “The Pullman Porter: Norman Rockwell’s Boy in Dining Car,” a talk and brunch to be held on Sunday, January 17, starting at 11 a.m. Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, the Museum’s Deputy Director and Chief Curator, will take an in-depth look at Norman Rockwell’s 1946 “Saturday Evening Post” cover, “Boy in Dining Car,” in time for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. For more than a century, African American Pullman porters were a part of American train travel. Ms. Plunkett will explore the history of the Pullman porter, and look behind the scenes at Rockwell’s process behind one of his most iconic works. The talk is being presented as part of the Museum’s “Food for Thought: Curatorial Perspectives” series, and will include a continental brunch. Admission to the event costs $20, $15 for Museum members, and includes Museum admission.
Talk & Brunch
Food for Thought: Curatorial Perspectives
Join Norman Rockwell Museum’s curators for this special series of talks, offering new perspectives on Norman Rockwell’s art; a continental brunch will be served. $20, $15 for members, includes Museum admission.
Rockwell and the Civil Rights Movement
2016 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY EVENT
Monday January 18, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Explore Norman Rockwell’s powerful visual commentary on the subject of the modern civil rights movement in our nation. Curator of Education, Tom Daly will discuss the lasting impact of these images. A display of objects related to Rockwell’s 1963 painting, The Problem We All Live With will also be on view. Free with Museum admission, members free.