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'Is There a Doctor in the House?'

Study the past if you would define the future." -- Confucius Here I sit, overwhelmed with nostalgia for a time I never knew. A time when ice cream sodas were shared at a counter, Norman Rockwell painted every emotion we longed to feel and families gathered at dinner tables every night without cell phones, tablets or computers. Show More Summary

Is it arrogant to take 'moronic' children to an art gallery?

Credits: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Alt Text: A mother and child view magazine covers drawn by Norman Rockwell Showing a Pollock painting to a child is just a waste of time, claims artist Jake Chapman First Reaction Monday, August 4, 2014...Show More Summary

Required Reading

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, auction houses stalking new buyers, Frick Museum controversies, objections to Norman Rockwell's new biography, the impact of deskilling on arts education, should musicians play Tel Aviv, and more?

Deborah Solomon's Disaster (And How She Duped So Many)

Norman Rockwell and Ann-Margret during the making of Stagecoach, 1966. (Norman Rockwell Family Agency) D eborah Solomon has been desperately trying to outrun the truth ever since American Mirror, her biography of my grandfather, Norman Rockwell, came out last November. Show More Summary

Star Wars Developments: MAD architects just got tapped to...

MAD architects just got tapped to design Star Wars creator George Lucas' Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, which will house everything for movie memorabilia to Norman Rockwell paintings. In collaboration with local Studio Gang, the scifi-enthused Beijing firm's...

Doctors today: Young, broke and human

“Oh, you’re my doctor? A woman?” Who do you picture walking through the exam room door at your new doctor’s office? Is it the Norman Rockwell depiction of an older, jolly looking male? After residency I was alarmed at how many patients commented on my age and gender: “How old are you, 12?” or, “Oh, you’re […]

Norman Rockwell talks about "Family Tree"

When Norman Rockwell set out to write his 1960 memoir "My Adventures as an Illustrator," he began by talking into a dictaphone recorder with his son Thomas. The soundtrack of this video is an excerpt of that audio. At the time he was...Show More Summary

Education: Why Buzz Words and Money Just Won’t Cut It This Time

Education is such a lovely buzz word. It sounds so shiny, progressive and new. It elicits images of school children a la Norman Rockwell, school books, tassels and diplomas. The reality is it’s a much murkier and logistically demanding word than that. Over the weekend, Carter penned an op-ed in the AJC that discussed his […]

Jeff Koons' Vanity Fair Spread Spawns Meme — Design News

A departure from Grumpy Cat and doge, artist Jeff Koons' nude photoshoot in Vanity Fair has inspired an internet meme. The Annie Leibovitz-shot spread has the art world creating mashups with Norman Rockwell and 20th century French avant-garde. READ MORE »

Norman Rockwell Museum honors Murray Tinkelman with 2014 Artist Laureate Award

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Norman Rockwell Museum announces the honoring of illustrator Murray Tinkelman as its 2014 Artist Laureate. Mr. Tinkelman is an award-winning artist and illustration historian, whose work is on view at the Museum through June 15, 2014,...Show More Summary

Alex Ross Celebrates 75 Years of Marvel, From "Fantastic Four" To "Miracleman"

In his latest series of covers, Alex Ross pays homage to Norman Rockwell, Steve Ditko, Michelangelo, Neal Adams and more, celebrating 75 years of Marvel.

Newport’s Secret Norman Rockwells

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Behind the hedges in Newport, a treasure trove from America’s golden age of illustrators, from N.C. Wyeth to the creator of Santa Claus as we know him.

This Day in Labor History: May 29, 1943

On May 29, 1943, Norman Rockwell published a cover in the Saturday Evening Post of a woman working an industrial job. This cover represented the millions of women entering the workforce during World War II to build the material needed to defeat the Axis. This image was part of a larger cultural phenomena referring to […]

Red Sox painting by Norman Rockwell sells for $22.6 million

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The Boston Red Sox are on a losing streak, having whiffed their last seven games. But the baseball team can take modest solace in the fact that the art world still regards it as highly desirable.

Rockwell's Baseball Painting 'The Rookie' Sells For $20 Million

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The 1957 Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players in a locker room was sold Thursday by Christie's auction house. The work first appeared on a magazine that sold for 15 cents.

American art achieves $46 million at Sotheby's; 10 works by Norman Rockwell total $20 million

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Today?s auction of American Art at Sotheby?s New York achieved $45,869,625 (est. $33.2/49.7 million) ? among the highest totals for an American Art sale in the last five years. - Today?s sell-through rate of 80.7% by lot marks the 5th...Show More Summary

National Museum of American Illustration opens "Norman Rockwell and His Contemporaries"

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The National Museum of American Illustration announces its newest exhibition: Norman Rockwell and his Contemporaries. The show will debut with the 2014 Summer Season on Memorial Day Weekend (Thursday, May 22nd, 2014), and run through Labor Day Weekend (Sunday, August 31st, 2014). Show More Summary

Sotheby’s Set to Auction Bonus Norman Rockwell Cover

3 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. ET, Sotheby's New York will drop the gavel on an auction of "American Art." A number of Norman Rockwell pieces will be offered for purchase including "Willie Gillis in Convoy." The illustration, which had...Show More Summary

Segregation 2.0: America's School-to-Prison Pipeline

This piece originally appeared at MSNBC.com. In an iconic image painted after the Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board of Education decision, Norman Rockwell depicted a solitary black girl, dressed in a crisp white dress, walking to class on what is obviously her first day at a newly desegregated school. Show More Summary

Rockwell's Apothecary

People often say that Norman Rockwell painted an idealized view of American life, but some of his paintings portray a more Dickensian perspective with a social commentary that says "something's wrong here." His painting "Apothecary"Show More Summary

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