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Rescuing Norman Rockwell’s Progressive Legacy from a Right-Wing Cartoonist

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The artist was no reactionary. He was a staunch liberal and a strong believer in an inclusive country. The post Rescuing Norman Rockwell’s Progressive Legacy from a Right-Wing Cartoonist appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Right-wing Cartoonist Inserts Betsy DeVos into Iconic Civil Rights Painting

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Glenn McCoy appropriated Norman Rockwell's "The Problem We All Live With," replacing the six-year-old black girl who desegregated a public school with the billionaire Secretary of Education. The post Right-wing Cartoonist Inserts Betsy DeVos into Iconic Civil Rights Painting appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Traveling exhibition features Rockwell's 'Four Freedoms'

Norman Rockwell's most celebrated series of paintings is embarking on a multi-year tour across the U.S. and to Europe. The exhibit titled "Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms … Click to Continue »

Why Drawing Matters

In this ad for the Famous Artists Course, Norman Rockwell says, "If you can draw, your future is secure." You notice he didn't say "If you can paint, your future is secure." Norman Rockwell The Handkerchief, 1940 Many students want to...Show More Summary

Ciel Bergman, Berkeley-born painter and art professor, dies

Ciel Bergman, a Berkeley High School yell leader who once modeled for a Norman Rockwell painting, then later became an acclaimed postmodern landscape painter in Santa Barbara and Santa Fe, has died at 78. The cause of death was lung cancer, said her daughter, Bridgit Koller. The gallery had represented Ms. Show More Summary

Mid-Morning Open Thread

Mending The Flag Norman Rockwell After eight years of calculated and brazen destruction of all that this flag represents, it is a joy to see it all behind us, and have hope that we can return to a more...

George Lucas Loves Art So Much He's Opening A $1 Billion Museum

last monthNews : Huffington Post

George Lucas is well known for his love of Wookiees, droids, Stormtroopers and interstellar cantina scenes. He’s less known for his love of Norman Rockwell paintings and R. Crumb comics. But according to The New York Times, we should...Show More Summary

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Saying Grace Norman Rockwell One of the many pleasures of Rockwell's work (at least for me) is the humor inherent in everything, even though there is a core of seriousness. This is a perfect example of it....

George Lucas's Museum of Narrative Art Will Be Built in Los Angeles

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

The 'Star Wars' creator's long-awaited museum, which will see Norman Rockwell paintings hanging next to sketches from 'Indiana Jones,' is set to open by 2020.

George Lucas Chooses Los Angeles As Home For His Art Museum

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The filmmaker's collection, which ranges from Norman Rockwell paintings to Hollywood props, is headed for a site near his alma mater, the University of Southern California.

Norman Rockwell Museum presents "Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning"

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on one of three available television channels. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the imprint of Hanna-Barbera. Show More Summary

Mid-Morning Open Thread

Connoisseur Norman Rockwell From The Norman Rockwell Museum In 1961, Rockwell's studio was temporarily transformed into an abstract expressionist's workplace as he painted The Connoisseur, a painting about the relationship between conventional and modern art. Always fascinated by modern...

The Four Keys to Having a Great Holiday at Home – and Staying Sober

Everyone wants to be home for the holidays. At least, that’s what the season’s movies and songs tell us – even advertisements. In the Norman Rockwell painting of the imagination, everyone’s bellies are full of delicious homemade food, plenty of gifts lay at their feet, and the joy that comes along with spending time with … Continued

The Heckscher Museum of Art exhibits American illustrations from the Mort Künstler Collection

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Norman Rockwell, the quintessential American illustrator, anchors an impressive new exhibit of iconic artwork from the collection of Mort Künstler, a gifted artist and a discerning collector of important American illustration. The Heckscher...Show More Summary

Karen Sharpe: The Grandmother From Hell

Karen Sharpe, a 54-year-old resident of New Straitsville, Ohio in the southeastern part of the state, was as far from Norman Rockwell's version of a grandparent as you can get. Sharpe, who strikingly resembled a hungover Winston Churchill in a long, ratty wig, had custody of her daughter's two girls, ages 13 and 11. Show More Summary

Golden Age Illustration Exhibit in Long Island

Clockwise from U.L.: Norman Rockwell, Dean Cornwell,Maxfield Parrish, Tom Lovell Coming up December 10 is an exhibition of Golden Age American illustration called "Norman Rockwell and Friends: American Illustrations from the Mort Künstler Collection." The exhibit, in Long Island, NY, is borrowed from the collection of illustrator Mort Künstler. Show More Summary

Norman Rockwell Museum announces new Director of Curatorial Operations

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Norman Rockwell Museum announces the promotion of Martin Mahoney to the Museum?s newly created position Director of Curatorial Operations. Mr. Mahoney has most recently served as Director of Collections and Exhibitions at Norman Rockwell Museum, since joining the Museum in 2005 as the Museum?s registrar. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Morning Open Thread

Freedom From Want Norman Rockwell This is one of Rockwell's most famous works, and it resonates with me because the title says one thing, but the painting says much more. Yes...Americans work hard to create the wealth that puts...

Norman Rockwell's 'Which One?' leads Sotheby's $28.6 million American Art Sale

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Today?s sale of American Art at Sotheby?s New York totaled $28.6 million, and was led by Norman Rockwell's Which One?, a painting that appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post prior to the 1944 presidential election between Democratic incumbent, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. Show More Summary

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