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Winnipeg Art Gallery

Exhibition Detail
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1

March 2nd, 2012 - May 20th, 2012
Triple Self-Portrait, Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell, Triple Self-Portrait, 1959
© Courtesy of Winnipeg Art Gallery
Tuesday through Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm Thursday 11:00am - 9:00pm
photography, tear sheets

For the first time ever an exhibition of the work of Norman Rockwell is coming to Canada—and it’s coming to the WAG! One of the most popular North American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller. For nearly seven decades, Rockwell chronicled our changing society in the small details and nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life, providing a personalized interpretation—often an idealized one—of North American identity. His depictions offered a reassuring visual haven during a time of momentous transformation as North America evolved into a complex, modern society. In addition to 42 major paintings by the artist depicting good times and bad, quaint pastimes and charged current events, the exhibition includes archival material, photographs, and complete set of 323 tear sheets from The Saturday Evening Post. Rockwell’s contributions to our visual legacy, many of them now icons of North American culture, have found a permanent place in our psyche. Representing the exhibition’s only Canadian venue, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is partnering with the Norman Rockwell Museum, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to bring a major exhibition of this defining artist to Canada for the first time.

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