Norman Rockwell Museum Presents
Talk on Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, and the Sedgwicks of Stockbridge
Stockbridge, MA, July 26, 2017—In conjunction with its new exhibition, Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol, Norman Rockwell will present a talk on Andy Warhol, his muse/actress Edie Sedgwick, and the Sedgwicks of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday, August 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. Edie Sedgwick was an American heiress, actress, and fashion model, who is perhaps best known as one of Andy Warhol’s superstars—she starred in several of Warhol’s short films and was dubbed an “It Girl” in the 1960s. Paul Ginocchio, a Sedgwick family member, will discuss his well-known relations, as well as the long history of his notable ancestors in Stockbridge, including Thomas Sedgwick, who was born in 1746. The talk is free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Reservations can be made by calling 413.931.2221, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Evening Lecture and Performance Series
Inventing America: Art and Cultural Connections
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., July and August
Enjoy this engaging series of talks and performances inspired by our current exhibitions and the persuasive power of visual imagery in its many forms. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Reservations are suggested.
Coming of Age: American Portraits from Copley to Warhol
Thursday, August 10, 5:30 p.m.
Norman Rockwell and the American Ideal: A European Viewpoint
Thursday, August 17, 5:30 p.m.
Inside The Famous Schools
Thursday, August 24, 5:30 p.m.
Art Music: An A Capella Evening with Quintessential
Thursday, August 31, 5:30 p.m.
Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol
On view through October 29, 2017
This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum presents the first exhibition to pair Rockwell (1894–1978) and Andy Warhol (1928–1987), examining their artistic and cultural influence during their lifetimes and their ongoing legacies. With 100 works of art, a selection of archival materials, and objects relating to their work and lives, Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol will show how both of these internationally celebrated image-makers—among America’s most important visual communicators—created enduring icons, and opened new ways of seeing.
As innovators, Rockwell and Warhol each created and adapted techniques to advance their art to new ends. Inventing America will include various objects they utilized in their artistic and technical processes, such as their projection devices and other personal effects that reflect their unique sensibilities, while archival materials and photographs will illuminate key aspects of their lives and careers.
Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol is generously sponsored by The Hayseed Hill Foundation, Inc. and The Red Lion Inn.