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Upcoming Exhibition

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s

January 12–May 18, 2019
Sara May Love Gallery

The Problem We All Live With, Norman Rockwell 
Story illustration for Look, January 14, 1964
Norman Rockwell Museum Collection
Norman Rockwell in the 1960s has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
 
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Media sponsorship has been provided the Norman Rockwell Family Agency, Curtis Licensing, a division of The Saturday Evening Post, and The Gadsden County Times.

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The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is pleased to host Norman Rockwell in the 1960s, an exhibition of prints and tearsheets organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, focusing on illustrations he created for magazines during that turbulent decade. In 1963, the artist ended his almost 5 decade-long association with The Saturday Evening Post and began to search for new artistic challenges. Rockwell left behind his beloved story-telling scenes popular in The Post and threw himself into the visual documentation of social issues and current events like school integration, the moon landing, and the murder of civil rights workers. On display will be the original tear sheets and prints from The Saturday Evening Post and Look magazines showcasing some of his most popular images including The Connoisseur, featuring a man standing in front of a Jackson Pollock-like painting, and The Problem We All Live With, depicting Ruby Bridges, a young African-American girl being escorted by two U.S. Marshals on her first day to integrate public schools. The exhibition traces Rockwell’s artistic transformation from a painter of people and life’s small but extraordinary moments, to a powerful visual commentator who united America around core national values such as democracy, freedom, and justice.


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