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Norman Rockwell Museum mourns the passing of artist/educator/museum trustee, Murray Tinkelman

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Board of Trustees and staff of Norman Rockwell Museum mourn the passing of Museum Trustee Murray Tinkelman (1933-2016), an exceptional illustrator and educator, who worked diligently for almost 25 years to advance the Museum?s illustration art mission. Show More Summary

15 Facts for Norman Rockwell's Birthday

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The artist is still celebrated for depicting Americana at its best.

High Low

Visitors didn’t seem to be enjoying themselves all that much when I was at the Norman Rockwell show at the High Museum a couple of weeks ago. I had the feeling that some museumgoers, after taking a close look at these finicky renderings of puppy love and civic pride, wondered why the show had set off a national media blizzard. Show More Summary

Live from Council Bluffs, it’s the GOP caucus

(Scott Johnson) Nebraska attorney David Begley winds up his reports from Iowa for us with this account of last night’s GOP caucus in Carter Lake: It was a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The citizens of Carter Lake gathered...Show More Summary

Exhibition showcases 21 illustrations and original magazine covers made in the 1960s by Norman Rockwell

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Hyde Collection is presenting Norman Rockwell in the 1960s, an exhibition that showcases 21 illustrations and original magazine covers created by the beloved artist during a decade of change and turmoil. The show opened on Saturday, January 16, and continue through Sunday, April 3, 2016, in the Museum's Hoopes Gallery. Show More Summary

Harvey Dunn and His Students at the Rockwell

Last week we visited the Norman Rockwell Museum to see the exhibition "Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students." Dunn was a vital link between Howard Pyle's teaching and a generation of story illustrators in the Golden Age of Illustration. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Top Cow's "Postal" Variants Homage Norman Rockwell's Classic Paintings

For "Postal's" third arc, Isaac Goodhart has created Norman Rockwell-inspired variant covers -- check them all out, with the exclusive first look at issue 12's cover.

New Hampshire Republican Spits Bill Clinton’s Penis At Hillary, With Words

At a town hall event in New Hampshire Sunday, Hillary Clinton got a taste of New England’s tradition of participatory democracy, as immortalized in Norman Rockwell’s classic painting celebrating free speech. Except instead of a Jimmy-Stewartish...Show More Summary

Top Posts From AJBlogs For 01.13.16

Happy Birthday, and What That Means One hundred years ago, the last emperor of China abdicated; the Saturday Evening Post published its first Norman Rockwell cover; war raged in Europe and the Near East; Gregory Peck was born; and the...Show More Summary

"Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students" on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum

last monthArts : Artdaily

Norman Rockwell Museum and South Dakota Art Museum are presenting the first major exhibition celebrating the art and legacy of American illustration master, Harvey Dunn. A brilliant and prolific illustrator of America?s Golden Age, Dunn was a prodigy of legendary artist Howard Pyle, and an admired teacher in his own right. Show More Summary

Open Thread: Merry Christmas From The Family

Does your family have a Norman Rockwell Christmas -- or is it more like Robert Earl Keen's?

The Photos Behind Norman Rockwell’s Iconic Holiday Paintings

2 months agoArts / Photography : Wired: Photo

Rockwell created paintings that defined a generation, but the photographs that helped make them are just as fascinating. The post The Photos Behind Norman Rockwell’s Iconic Holiday Paintings appeared first on WIRED.

Celebrating the holidays in SoCal? Top spots to eat, drink and be merry on Coronado Island

Southern California gets a bad rap when it comes to Christmas. Wherever it was that Norman Rockwell was hanging out, it wasn't anywhere near Pacific Coast Highway. But despite temperatures 40 degrees above freezing, a dearth of snowmen...Show More Summary

Review: You Can’t Take It With You (Northlight Theatre)

Think Norman Rockwell, minus the schmaltz, and you’ve got a sense of Northlight’s You Can’t Take it With You. If you’re looking for a shot of holiday cheer minus the sugary sugarplums and religious bromides, you won’t go wrong with this comedic gem. Highly Recommended! (read Catey Sullivan's entire review....)

2015 Kennedy Center Honors: George Lucas, Carole King, Rita Moreno

Excerpts from the profiles of the 2015 Honorees: George Lucas Snooping around anyhow (admiring all the other original art, including Norman Rockwell’s 1920 painting “Shadow Artist”), which is when the 71-year-old filmmaker George Lucas silently pads up from behind in his white tennis shoes and faded blue jeans and that casually impressive pompadour of silver […]

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

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