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Norman Rockwell Museum, Lecture and Performance Series
August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018
Norman Rockwell Museum’s Thursday evening lecture and performance series continues through the month of August. The series concludes on Thursday, August 30, with a look at The New Woman in American Popular Culture with author and Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies Fellow Barbara Tepa Lupack, Ph.D. Dr. Lupack will explore the role of magazine illustration and editorial/political cartoons in defining and popularizing the notion of the “New Woman” of the turn of the twentieth century, whose emergence in fashion, art, and society helped to shape the careers of such female illustrators as Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Rose O’Neill, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Violet Oakley.The work of these and others offer surprising insights into the age and culture, especially in the wake of the world war and the advent of the fight for women’s suffrage.
The Narrative Tradition series is free for Museum members, or included with regular Museum admission.
Special 15-minute gallery tours of Keepers of the Flame are held daily at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., and are free with Museum admission.
Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell, and the Narrative Tradition, On view through October 28
This summer, the Norman Rockwell Museum presents the first comprehensive exhibition to look at the work of master illustrators Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell in relation to the history of Western art. With more than 60 works by 25 American and European painters, along with more than 300 digital representations of some 50 other artists, Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell, and the Narrative Tradition will reveal the lineage connecting American illustration to some 500 years of European painting through the long line of teachers who have passed along their wisdom, knowledge, and techniques to generations of creators.
Thursday Evening Drop-In Programs:
Thursdays, in August, 5 to 7 p.m.
Parents and caregivers can enjoy our Thursday evening programs while their children are engaged in creative art and gallery activities inspired by the works on view. $7 for children, $5 for members.