Springfield Museums Events September 2014
Museums à la Carte Lecture
September 4th, 12:15 pmGeneral Museum Event
Norman Rockwell’s World: Tradition and Nostalgia in Twentieth Century American Art
Guy McLain, director, Wood Museum of Springfield History
This lecture will examine the significance of a collection of 21 Rockwell drawings commissioned by MassMutual, currently on exhibit in the Wood Museum of Springfield History. The presentation will also explore some of the controversies surrounding Rockwell’s work. Throughout his career Rockwell was rejected by the art world establishment but loved by the American public. What is Rockwell’s place in American art and what is the significance of his contribution? This lecture will explore these questions as well as take a look at the current frenzy for his work in today’s art market.
$2 members; $4 nonmembers
Davis Auditorium, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program; cookies and beverage are provided.
Sponsored by Big Y
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