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The Wedding Dance Pieter Bruegel the Elder
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The Wedding Dance (30.374) — Pieter Bruegel the Elder

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

Sunday, March 08, 2009 – Sunday, May 31, 2009

  • For Everyone
  • Fees Apply

One of America’s most enduring artists comes to the DIA in spring of 2009. From idyllic childhood scenes to commentaries on the post-war era and segregation, many paintings in Rockwell’s six-decades of work have become icons of America. This wonderful exhibition features every Saturday Evening Post cover and a large number of Rockwell’s exquisitely detailed paintings. Whether you’re taking a look back or discovering him for the first time this is a must-see exhibition.

Click here to visit the special exhibition site.

Image caption: Triple Self-Portrait, Norman Rockwell. 1960. Oil on canvas, 44 ½ x 34 ¾”. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 13, 1960. From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. ©1960 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.

 

American Chronicles has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. 

In Detroit, support has been provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.

Additional support has been provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Masterpieces Program. 

Publication support has been provided by the Henry Luce Foundation

Media sponsorship has been provided by the Curtis Publishing Company and by the Norman Rockwell Estate Licensing Company.

Conservation support has been provided by the Stockman Family Foundation

March 6 - Music: Libby York

March 6 & March 7 - Member Lecture: Norman Rockwell: American Chronicler

March 8 - Public Lecture: Norman Rockwell: American Chronicler

March 13 - Music: The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players

March 15 & March 22 - Storytelling: American Family with Judy Sima

March 21 & March 28 - Artist Demonstration: Rockwell's Freedom from Want (Patrick Wise)

April 4 & April 11 - Artist Demonstration: Rockwell's Freedom of Worship (Sabrina Nelson)

April 5 & April 12 - Storytelling: American Family with Corrine Stavish

April 25 & May 2 - Artist Demonstration: Rockwell's Freedom of Speech (Bill Murcko)

May 3 & May 10 - Storytelling: American Family with Tonya Dallas

May 9 & May 16 - Artist Demonstration: Rockwell's Freedom from Fear (Senghor Reid)

May 17 & May 24 - Storytelling: American Family with Yvonne Healy

May 22 - Music: Phil Kline's Zippo Songs: Poems from The Front

May 29 - Music: Sara Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion, and Robert Jones