American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

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The Stay at Homes (Outward Bound), 1927

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). The Stay at Homes (Outward Bound), 1927. Story illustration for Ladies' Home Journal, October 1927. Oil on canvas. 39 1/4 x 32 1/2 in. (99.7 x 82.6 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing Company, Niles, Illinois

Traveling November 10, 2007-May 2013 to Eleven Venues


The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Taken as a whole, it's evident that dismissing Norman Rockwell as "merely" an illustrator is foolish. He captured life in the United States through bad times (the Great Depression and World War II) and good (the idyllic 50s), and, with the onset of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, uncomfortable and unjust. He did this with an unsparing, albeit often-humorous eye and perfect technical skills. Please enjoy this sampling of his work.


This painting has yet a third title: Looking Out to Sea. Whichever name one prefers, it seems clear that the old Captain and the young boy would rather be on that boat* than watching it from shore.

*Close inspection reveals the vessel to be a hermaphrodite brig. In English? The foremast is square-rigged, while the main mast is fore-and-aft rigged. Two different sail plans on one boat = hermaphrodite. (No, I don't know who coined the term, only that it's fairly delicate as far as sailing lingo goes.)

About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

02
of 22

Checkers, 1928

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Checkers, 1928. Story illustration for Ladies' Home Journal, July 1928. Oil on canvas. 35 x 39 in. (88.9 x 99.1 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, Illinois


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

03
of 22

Speed Trap (Welcome to Elmville), 1929

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Speed Trap (Welcome to Elmville), 1929. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, April 20, 1929. Oil on canvas. 33 x 27 in. (83.8 x 68.6 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1929 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

04
of 22

Artist Facing Blank Canvas (Deadline), 1938

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Artist Facing Blank Canvas (Deadline), 1938. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, October 8, 1938. Oil on canvas. 38 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. (97.8 x 77.5 cm). © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1938 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana

From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

05
of 22

A Scout is Helpful, 1939

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). A Scout is Helpful, 1939. Illustration for Boy Scouts of America calendar, 1941. Oil on canvas. 34 x 24 in. (86.4 x 61 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, Illinois


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

06
of 22

Girl Reading the Post, 1941

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Girl Reading the Post, 1941. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 1, 1941. Oil on canvas. 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1941 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

07
of 22

Freedom of Speech, 1943

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Freedom of Speech, 1943. War bond poster. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943. Oil on canvas. 45 3/4 x 35 1/2 in. (116.2 x 90.2 cm). © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana

From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

08
of 22

Freedom to Worship, 1943

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Freedom to Worship, 1943. War bond poster. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 27, 1943. Oil on canvas. 46 x 35 1/2 in. (116.8 x 90.2 cm). © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana

From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

09
of 22

Freedom from Want, 1943

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Freedom from Want, 1943. War bond poster. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1943. Oil on canvas. 45 3/4 x 35 1/2 in. (116.2 x 90.2 cm). © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana

From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

10
of 22

Freedom from Fear, 1943

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Freedom from Fear, 1943. War bond poster. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 13, 1943. Oil on canvas. 45 3/4 x 35 1/2 in. (116.2 x 90.2 cm). © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana

From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

11
of 22

Mine America's Coal (Portrait of a Coal Miner), 1943

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Mine America's Coal (Portrait of a Coal Miner), 1943. Poster for U.S. Office of War Information. Oil on canvas. 21 x 13 7/8 in. (53.5 x 35.5 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing Company, Niles, Illinois


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

12
of 22

War News, 1944

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). War News, 1944. Unpublished cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post. Oil on canvas. 41 5/16 x 40 1/2 in. (104.9 x 102.9 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1945 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

13
of 22

Going and Coming, 1947

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Going and Coming, 1947. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, August 30, 1947. Oil on canvas. Two panels, each 16 x 31 1/2 in. (40.6 x 80 cm). Norman Rockwell Art Collection Trust. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1947 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana

From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

14
of 22

Christmas Homecoming, 1948

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Christmas Homecoming, 1948. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, December 25, 1948. Oil on canvas. 35 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (90.2 x 85.1 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1948 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

15
of 22

Girl at Mirror, 1954

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Girl at Mirror, 1954. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1954. Oil on canvas. 31 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (80 x 74.9 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1954 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

16
of 22

The Art Critic, 1955

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). The Art Critic, 1955. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, April 16, 1955. Oil on canvas. 39 1/2 x 36 1/4 in. (100.3 x 92.1 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1955 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

17
of 22

The Discovery, 1956

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). The Discovery, 1956. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, December 29, 1956. Oil on canvas. 35 1/4 x 32 1/2 in. (89.5 x 82.6 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1956 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

18
of 22

Triple Self-Portrait, 1960

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Triple Self-Portrait, 1960. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 13, 1960. Oil on canvas. 44 1/2 x 34 3/4 in. (113 x 88.3 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1960 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

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The Problem We All Live With, 1964

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). The Problem We All Live With, 1964. Story illustration for Look, January 14, 1964. Oil on canvas. 36 x 58 in. (91.4 x 147.3 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing Company, Niles, Illinois


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

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Murder in Mississippi (Southern Justice), 1965

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Murder in Mississippi (Southern Justice), 1965. Unpublished story illustration for Look, June 29, 1965. Oil on canvas. 53 x 42 in. (134.6 x 106.7 cm). © The Norman Rockwell Estate / Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing Company, Niles, Illinois

From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

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The Peace Corps (J.F.K.'s Bold Legacy), 1966

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). The Peace Corps (J.F.K.'s Bold Legacy), 1966. Story illustration for Look, June 14, 1966. Oil on canvas. 45 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. (115.6 x 92.7 cm). From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum. © The Norman Rockwell Estate / ©1966 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013

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Uneasy Christmas in the Birthplace of Christ (Christmas Eve in Bethlehem), 1970

© The Norman Rockwell Estate; used with permission
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Uneasy Christmas in the Birthplace of Christ (Christmas Eve in Bethlehem), 1970. Story illustration for Look, December 29, 1970. Oil on canvas. 33 x 51 in. (83.8 x 129.5 cm). © The Norman Rockwell Estate / Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, Illinois

From the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.


About the Show:

The most comprehensive traveling retrospective to date of Norman Rockwell's long career, we caught up with American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell during its stay at the Detroit Institute of Arts (on view March 8-May 31, 2009). The exhibition consists of some 44 paintings, and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers (that were also oil paintings) spanning Rockwell's 47-year association with that magazine.

Scheduled Venues:

Akron Art Museum, Ohio: November 10, 2007-February 3, 2008
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida: March 1, 2008-May 26, 2008
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: November 8, 2008-February 1, 2009
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan: March 8, 2009-May 31, 2009
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: November 14, 2009-February 7, 2010
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: March 6, 2010-May 30, 2010
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh: November 6, 2010-January 30, 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington: February 26, 2011-May 30, 2011
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio: November 2011 through 2012
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: November 10, 2012-February 2, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas: March 2013 through May 2013