Norman Rockwell Museum Explores “The Pullman Porter: Norman Rockwell’s Boy in Dining Car”

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Boy in Dining Car," 1946

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Boy in Dining Car,” 1946. Oil on canvas. Painting for “The Saturday Evening Post” cover, December 7, 1946. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN

Stockbridge, MA, December 23, 2015—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.

Politics and Romance?
Norman Rockwell’s Presidents and Valentines
Sunday, February 14, 11 a.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Curator of Education, Tom Daly will celebrate Presidents and Valentines Day weekend with a look at the political figures that Rockwell intersected with, and his illustrations inspired by love in its many phases.

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