November 20, 2015 – February 13, 2016
I shared the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.
One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller. Rockwell’s contributions to our visual legacy, many of them now icons of American culture, have found a permanent place in our national psyche. For nearly seven decades, while history was in the making all around him, Rockwell chronicled our changing society in the small details and nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life, providing a personalized interpretation—albeit often an idealized one—of American identity. His depictions offered a reassuring visual haven during a time of momentous transformation as our country evolved into a complex, modern society. Rockwell