INVENTING AMERICA: ROCKWELL AND WARHOL

June 10, 2017 through October 29, 2017

Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol is the first exhibition linking Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, two iconic visual communicators who embraced populism, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing in twentieth century America. This immersive exploration, organized by Norman Rockwell Museum, will reveal the sweeping artistic and cultural influence of these celebrated image-makers and the continued influence of their indelible legacies. Original iconic artworks; process materials and studies; archival photography, manuscripts, and documents; film/video footage; and props, costumes, and personal artifacts will be on view.

Sponsored by The Hayseed Hill Foundation, Inc. and The Red Lion Inn.

Norman Rockwell Freedom from Want, 1943. Oil on canvas. Collection of Norman Rockwell Museum, NRACT.1973.022

Andy Warhol. Campbell’s Soup Can, 1969. Color silkscreen on paper. Collection of Williams College Museum of Art; Gift of Richard F. Holmes, Class of 1946

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. His works explore the relationship of artistic expression, celebrity culture, and consumerism of the era.

Though he came from humble beginnings in Pittsburgh, PA, Warhol achieved a successful career as a commercial illustrator in Manhattan in the 1950s and soon became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. His art traversed several types of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. His studio, The Factory, was a well-known gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, musicians, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.  He managed and helped popularize The Velvet Underground, a rock band which had a strong influence on the evolution of punk rock music. He founded Interview magazine and was the author of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties. He is also notable for the oft-cited expression “in the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.”

Born in New York City in 1894, Norman Rockwell always wanted to be an artist. At age 14, Rockwell enrolled in art classes at The New York School of Art (formerly The Chase School of Art). Two years later, in 1910, he left high school to study art at The National Academy of Design. He soon transferred to The Art Students League, where he studied with Thomas Fogarty and George Bridgman. Fogarty’s instruction in illustration prepared Rockwell for his first commercial commissions. From Bridgman, Rockwell learned the technical skills on which he relied throughout his long career.

Rockwell found success early. He painted his first commission of four Christmas cards before his sixteenth birthday. While still in his teens, he was hired as art director of Boys’ Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, and began a successful freelance career illustrating a variety of young people’s publications.

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IMAGES

Andy Warhol Liz, 1965. Offset lithograph on paper. Collection of Williams College Museum of Art; Museum purchase, Ruth Sabin Weston Fund
Portrait of Jackie Kennedy -Rockwell
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy 1963
Illustration for How Jackie Restyled the White House, The Saturday Evening Post, October 26, 1963. Oil on canvas. Private Collection
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol Jackie, 1964. synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas. Collection of Williams College Museum of Art; Partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and museum purchase from the John B. Turner ’24 Memorial Fund and Karl E. Weston Memorial Fund
Norman Rockwell Portrait of John F. Kennedy 1960; Oil on canvas. Collection of Norman Rockwell Museum, NRM.1978.1
Nixon McGovern - Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Vote McGovern, 1972. Screenprint on paper. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art
Andy Warhol's shoes
Andy Warhol’s Beatle Boots 1965. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Founding Collection, The Andy Warhol Foundation
Norman Rockwell - Razors Edge
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). The Razor’s Edge 1946. Poster illustration for The Razor’s Edge by 20th Century Fox. Oil on canvas. Norman Rockwell Museum Collection
Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Male Fashion Figure, c. 1950s. Ink and graphite on Strathmore paper, 22 7/8” x 15 3/8”. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Yellow Cow - Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Yellow Cow, 1966. Color silkscreen on paper, 44 5/8” x 28 1/8”. Williams College Musuem of Art; Gift of Terryl and Louis Lawrence in honor of Michael Bes, Class of 1987. ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Be sure to explore many more works from
Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol in our digital audio tour…logon to:

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Norman Rockwell Museum

VENUE(S)

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA      June 10, 2017 through October 29, 2017

HOURS

Norman Rockwell Museum
is Open 7 days a week year-round

May – October and holidays:
open daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays open until 7 p.m.

Rockwell's Studio Open:
May 1 through November 5, 2017

November – April: open daily:
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closings
The Museum is Closed:

  •    Thanksgiving Day
  •    Christmas Day
  •    New Year's Day

ADMISSION

Members: FREE
Kids 18 and under FREE
Adults $20
Seniors (65+): $18
Veterans: $17
College students with ID: $10

Museums for All
Free admission with SNAP/EBT Card for up to 4 guests per card. LEARN MORE

Blue Star Families
Active Military / Blue Star Program
Free admission with ID. LEARN MORE

DIRECTIONS

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100 x 221

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Important note: Many GPS and online maps do not accurately place Norman Rockwell Museum*. Please use the directions provided here and this map image for reference. Google Maps & Directions are correct! http://maps.google.com/

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Route 7 runs north to south through the Berkshires. Follow Route 7 South to Stockbridge. Turn right onto Route 102 West and follow through Main Street Stockbridge. Shortly after going through town, you will veer to the right to stay on Route 102 West for approximately 1.8 miles. At the flashing light, make a left onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.

Route 7 runs north to south through the Berkshires. Follow Route 7 North into Stockbridge. Turn left onto Route 102 West at the stop sign next to The Red Lion Inn. Shortly after you make the left turn, you will veer to the right to stay on Route 102 West for approximately 1.8 miles. At the flashing light, make a left onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.

Boston (two-and-a-half hours) or Springfield (one hour):
Take the Ma ssachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West, getting off at exit 2 – Lee. At the light at the end of the ramp turn left onto Route 20 East and then immediately turn right onto Route 102 West. Follow Route 102 West into Stockbridge Center (about five miles). Continue going west on Route 102 (Main St.). Shortly after going through town, you will veer to the right to stay on Route 102 West for approximately 1.8 miles. At the flashing light, make a left onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.

from Albany and west: (one hour) Take I-90 east to exit B3 – Route 22. Go south on New York Route 22 to Massachusetts Route 102 East. Stay on Route 102 East through West Stockbridge. Continue on Route 102 East approximately 5.5 miles until you come to a blinking light at the intersection of Route 183. Make a right at the blinking light onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.

(two-and-a-half hours) Take either the New York State Thruway or the Taconic State Parkway to I-90 East. Follow I-90 East to exit B3 – Route 22. Go south on New York Route 22 to Massachusetts Route 102 East. Stay on Route 102 East through West Stockbridge. Continue on Route 102 East approximately 5.5 miles until you come to a blinking light at the intersection of Route 183. Make a right at the blinking light onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.

(one-and-a-half hours) Take I-91 North to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West, getting off at exit 2 – Lee. At the light at the end of the ramp turn left onto Route 20 East and then immediately turn right onto Route 102 West. Follow Route 102 West into Stockbridge Center (about five miles). Continue going west on Route 102 (Main St.). Shortly after going through town, you will veer to the right to stay on Route 102 West for approximately 1.8 miles. At the flashing light, make a left onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.

(five minutes)
Go west on Route 102 (Main St.). Shortly after going through town, you will veer to the right to stay on Route 102 West for approximately 1.8 miles. At the flashing light, make a left onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.

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