Art Historian Maureen Hickey To Give Talk on American Portraiture at Norman Rockwell Museum

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Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Triple Self-Portrait," 1959
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Triple Self-Portrait, 1959.
Oil on canvas, 44 ½” x 34 1/3″. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 13, 1960.
Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN

Stockbridge, MA, August 7, 2017—Norman Rockwell Museum will present the lecture “Coming of Age: American Portraits from Copley to Warhol” with art historian Maureen Hickey on Thursday, August 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Hickey will explore the ways in which portraits have revealed the political, religious, and social status of their sitters, as well as the aesthetic preferences of their era. Presented as part of the Museum’s ongoing Inventing America: Art and Cultural Connections series, the talk will look at such early American artists as Rembrandt Peale, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart; nineteenth century masters John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, and Winslow Homer; Ashcan painters John Sloan, Robert Henri, and George Bellows; and the culture of celebrity inspired by Andy Warhol, whose art is currently on view. The talk is free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.

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.

Upcoming Events:

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.