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

5 days agoNews : 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

5 days agoHumor / 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

6 days 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

last monthArts : 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

2 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

Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving in the Twin Cities

Let someone else deal with the mess. It's easy to point a finger at Norman Rockwell. One quaint picture of an idealized meal and forever after we spend the last Thursday of November stuffed in a heated, heady kitchen sweating our brains...Show More Summary

Apple’s last product launch for 2016 is a ... coffee table book?

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Apple launched its latest iPad in March, its newest iPhones in September and an updated MacBook Pro is rolling out now. Tomorrow the company ventures into a product category previously dominated by historical photos, Norman RockwellShow More Summary

Sotheby's New York presents American Art sale

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s New York announced highlights from the 21 November auction of American Art. The sale is headlined by Norman Rockwell?s Saturday Evening Post cover, Which One?. Depicting an undecided voter attempting to choose between the 1944 presidential candidates, Which One? is an exceptional and timely example of Rockwell?s beloved imagery. Show More Summary

Reading the Mind of Norman Rockwell’s Undecided Voter

The art of Norman Rockwell keeps getting better, as the funny or sweet covers that he created for The Saturday Evening Post become history paintings. Nuances of meaning that his contemporaries would have got at a glance are often elusive now, though recoverable and sometimes freshly relevant in relation to his constant theme: little crises of American experience.

Rockwell's undecided voter asks "Which One?" at Sotheby's this election season

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s announced that Norman Rockwell?s Which One? (Undecided; Man in Voting Booth) will be a major highlight of our 21 November 2016 auction of American Art in New York. Depicting the public sentiment leading up to the presidential election of 1944, in which President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran against Thomas E. Show More Summary

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