Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Lecture on the Tradition of Narrative Arts
Stockbridge, MA, September 4, 2018––Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Narrative Arts Matters,” an art talk with the Museum’s President, illustrator Alice A. Carter on Saturday, September 22, starting at 1:30 p.m. The talk will elaborate on the centuries-old tradition of visual storytelling, the primary focus in the Museum’s current exhibition Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition.
Alice A. Carter is an award-winning illustrator and writer, and professor emeritus at San Jose State University, where she co-founded the Animation/Illustration program. “For 45,000 years, humans have crafted elemental stories through the powerful magic of narrative art,” she states. “From our ancestors who adorned caves with art in Southern Europe thousands of years ago to modern narratives—this talk will explore how insight into the narrative tradition leads to a more accurate understanding of the human experience.”
“Narrative Arts Matters” will provide an illustrated history of narrative tradition and its impact on the human experience. The talk is free for Museum members, or with regular Museum admission.
Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell, and the Narrative Tradition
On view through October 28, 2018
Norman Rockwell Museum presents the first comprehensive exhibition to look at the work of master illustrators Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell in relation to the history of Western art. With more than 60 works by 25 American and European painters, along with more than 300 digital representations of some 50 other artists, Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell, and the Narrative Tradition will reveal the lineage connecting American illustration to some 500 years of European painting through the long line of teachers who have passed along their wisdom, knowledge, and techniques to generations of creators.
Special 15-minute gallery tours of Keepers of the Flame are held daily at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., and are free with Museum admission