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Norman Rockwell at Garrett Museum of Art

  • 100 S. Randolph St., Garrett, IN 46738
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  • Presented By: Garrett Museum of Art
  • Dates: October 21, 2022 - December 18, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Garrett Museum of Art
  • Price: 5.00
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
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Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was an American painter and illustrator. His works have a popular appeal to a wide audience because they reflect the culture of America. Famous for his covers of The Saturday Evening Post, he brought illustrations of everyday life into our homes for five decades.  

Join us at the Garrett Museum of Art, located at 100 S. Randolph Street in Garrett, on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 6PM to 8PM to celebrate the opening of our next exhibition, NORMAN ROCKWELL : AMERICAN ICON.

Admission is $5.00. The Opening Reception is open to the public and all ages are welcome. The show will run from October 21, 2022 through December 18, 2022.

The lithographs and collographs on exhibit are from the Permanent Collection of The Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart, Indiana.  Selected prints of Norman Rockwell classics will be sure to tell the story of America, with his real-looking people in common life situations. Rockwell, the artist/storyteller, traces the history of the United States in the 20th century.

At age 14, enrolled in art classes at The New York School of Art.  Studied with Thomas Fogarty who prepared Rockwell for his first commercial commissions.  Painted his first commission of four Christmas cards before he turned 16.  As a teenager, hired as art director of Boy’s Life, and began his freelance career
1916, Rockwell (age 22) painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post.  Over the next 47 years, he created 321 covers for the Post
1943, inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt’s address, painted Four Freedoms, Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Worship, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear.  Four Freedoms toured the US and through sale of War Bonds, raised $130 million
1943, an enormous loss from a fire at his studio
1963, left Post and worked for Look magazine for the next ten years
1973, Rockwell’s work placed in Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, MA
1977, Rockwell received the Presidential Medal, our nation’s highest civilian honor


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