Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Swing Time: Music from the Golden Age of Jazz” This Saturday

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Mac Conner, illustration for “The Trouble With Love” in Good Housekeeping, August 1952. Gouache on illustration board. © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist

Stockbridge, MA, May 3, 2016—In conjunction with its current exhibition, Mac Conner: A New York Life, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening of music from the Golden Age of Jazz on Saturday, May 7, starting at 5 p.m. Join vocalist Sherri Buxton, clarinetist Paul Green, and their ensemble for a live musical performance celebrating the sound of Benny Goodman and other greats from the jazz era. The evening program is included with regular Museum admission; members free. To RSVP, please contact the Museum at 413.931.2221.

Mac Conner: A New York Life
On view through June 5, 2016

Fifty years later, the influence of the mid-1950s to 1960s endures, with current fashion, film, music, and commercial art continuing to be informed by the art, design, and culture from the time period. One of illustration’s original “Mad Men,” Mac Conner was one of the artists whose work helped shape the popular image of postwar America.

Organized by the Museum of the City of New York, Mac Conner: A New York Life is the first exhibition of more than 70 original works by the New York City-based artist whose advertising and editorial illustrations graced the pages of such leading publications as Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and The Saturday Evening Post. Presented as part of Norman Rockwell Museum’s Distinguished Illustrator Series, the exhibition is co-sponsored by The Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis and the Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies.

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