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John Rogers, Sculptor for the People

John Rogers was a late 19th century sculptor who was as well known and beloved in his day as was Norman Rockwell in his. He sculpted table-top sized figural groupings based on literature or the Civil War. He then had a team reproduce them in plaster. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving with Trump and ISIS

Norman Rockwell is dead at the easel, his paintbrush still hanging in the air. All our traditions are in anaphylactic shock. We chew together in the eye of the storm. This turkey day we gather around the steaming food to defend ourselves against what is outside. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: J.C. Leyendecker Pilgrim and Football Player illustration

Pilgrim and Football Player, cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, November 24, 1928, J. C. Leyendecker This is on the website of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies. The page has fascinating information both about the origins of the association of American Football with the holiday of Thanksgiving, and about […]

Thanksgiving Perspective: Romance Dinners From Hell

Between October, November, and December, almost every Northern Hemisphere culture has at least one big family dinner ritual.  Maybe you are looking forward to a Norman Rockwell experience, in which you and yours gather serenely around a turkey and exchange sincere compliments devoid of hostile subtext (I sure do hope so). Show More Summary

I Was a Thanksgiving Orphan

My childhood memories of Thanksgiving don't measure up to the Norman Rockwell standard. Peace and harmony were nowhere to be found in our apartment. I knew that before the food hit the table my mother would annoy my dad so much he'dShow More Summary

The problem is America, not Trump

People are saying everywhere that the Trump campaign is turning Nazi. I'd like to offer another theory. It's turning American. We in America paint the past as a Norman Rockwell painting. White, suburban, not too rich, but not poor either. Show More Summary

MM: CSD Next Steps, Bishop’s Closing, and Norman Rockwell’s Huck Finn

Next step for CSD: defining building options and priorities [AJC] The Bishop’s closing a blow to Avondale Estates’ downtown development [AJC] Porchfest Inspires National, Neighborhood-Centric Music Movement [Coca-Cola Journey] NorthShow More Summary

Norman Rockwell painting nets $10.2 million for National Press Club

Norman Rockwell Visits A Country Editor,” by Norman Rockwell. (Photo credit: National Press Club.) National Press Club | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Poynter It may not be a Pulitzer contender, but one picture made a sizable contribution...Show More Summary

8 Genre-Spanning NYC Restaurants To Call Home On Thanksgiving

Given the confines of a New York City apartment kitchen, Thanksgiving dinner is hardly the Norman Rockwell painting you'd imagine it to be. But, luckily, that doesn't mean it has to be as truly disastrous as any of Gossip Girl's Thanksgiving episodes. Show More Summary

National Press Club’s Rockwell painting sells for $11.6 million

A Norman Rockwell painting of a small-town newsroom owned by the National Press Club since the 1960s sold for $11.6 million Thursday. “Norman Rockwell Visits a Country Editor” was one of more than 100 works auctioned by Christie’s in its American Art Sale. The identity of the buyer was not disclosed. The sale price was […]

Rockwell Visits a Country Editor

One of the paintings in tomorrow's auction of American Art at Christie's is "Norman Rockwell Visits a Country Editor." Norman Rockwell Visits a Country Editor, 1946, oil, 33 x 63 in. It was published in Saturday Evening Post in 1946, one of a series of portrayals of American life that Rockwell did for the magazine in the guise of artist/reporter. Show More Summary

Photo of an old couple helping a young man reminds the Internet that things can be nice.

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

In Atlanta's Lindbergh Center train station last week, a man named Redd Desmond Thomas snapped this photograph of a Norman Rockwell painting happening in real life, as an older couple took time out of their day to help a young man starting out in the world. Show More Summary

Harvey Dunn at the NRM

An exhibition of the work of Golden Age illustrator Harvey Dunn has opened at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Dunn grew up on a South Dakota farm and studied with Howard Pyle. He became an artist reporter in World War I, and then spent the...Show More Summary

Norman Rockwell’s Stunning Illustrations for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

Two of the greatest commentators on culture and sociological observers of American life, together.

Norman Rockwell Museum partners with Berkshire Bank to pay tribute to U.S. military through exhibition

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The sacrifices made by our nation?s military are many, and often the emotional scars continue long after these soldiers have left the battlefield. A new exhibition offers artist commentary on the military, patriotism, and the struggles that many veterans face upon their re-entry into civilian life. Show More Summary

Christie's to offer works from various private collections in its American Art auction

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Christie?s American Art auction on November 19 will offer fresh to the market works from various private collections, with artists including Norman Rockwell, Thomas Moran, Georgia O?Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Frederick Remington, George Bellows, and Milton Avery, among others. Show More Summary

Baseball Great Brooks Robinson Sells Multi-Million Dollar Norman Rockwell For Charity

Brooks Robinson, the Orioles' Hall of Fame third baseman, is selling his entire baseball memorabilia collection for charity. Since he is widely revered as one of the "nicest" guys who ever played, his philanthropy seems like vintage Brooks.

A Little Defence of Bridge of Spies

When did Steven Speilberg become Norman Rockwell? When did Tom Hanks become Jimmy Stewart?

National Press Club’s Norman Rockwell sale to diversify its assets—at a cost

Over the more than 20 years since she joined Washington’s National Press Club, when Nell Minow has shown visitors the Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth paintings hanging on the walls, she has said half-jokingly that the art was part of the reason she joined the club. “I loved showing it to guests,” says the freelancer, who covers arts, entertainment, and...

The Way We Read Now

last monthNews : James Fallows

Norman Rockwell illustration for electric light ad, 1920s (Wikimedia) As a business matter, the Atlantic has placed tremendous emphasis through the past two decades on integrating all the different ways we try to get our message out....Show More Summary

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