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Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Lecture Series
Distinguished Lecture: Wanda Corn
Ways of Seeing: The Art of Norman Rockwell
Thursday, August 22, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall

 

Norman Rockwell, one of America’s favorite illustrators, created paintings that were mass produced as covers for magazines like the Saturday Evening Post. Wanda Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University, looks at Norman Rockwell’s love for art history and works of art displayed in museums. He often quoted from masterpieces in his illustrations and explored the different ways people look at and engage the work of art. Ironically, curators and art historians disagree as to whether Rockwell's paintings are artful enough to be in a museum, a topic this talk also considers.

 

Fee (includes exhibition admission): McNay members FREE, nonmembers $10, educators and students with an I.D. $5. Reserve space by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling 210.805.1768. Registration deadline: August 22, noon.

 

The opinions of this speaker do not necessarily reflect the views of the museum. Some imagery presented may be objectionable for some audiences, especially younger viewers.



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