Thursday, January 31, 2013

Run to the Rockwell Exhibit at the Crocker--last 3 days!

(:)(:)(:)(:)(:) for American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento.    I waited until late in the run to see this.  I  had an intuition I would like it, but I didn't know why.  I kept thinking to myself, is there really anything to this iconic American essentially commercial artist?  But then I thought, I've never actually seen a Norman Rockwell in the flesh.

It helped that I sat next to a docent for the exhibit in the cafe and she talked my ear off about the exhibit.   Prior to the ear-removal, I was not prepared for the raw power of his genius--so many slices of American life captured--incredible emotional range and depth including part of a fascinating series on murder in the South during the civil rights era.

See it--although this is a rare time when this weekend busloads of people from the bay area will be coming THIS way to see art instead of the other way around.  See it today or tomorrow, if possible.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was wonderful! My dad had a book of Norman Rockwell prints and I loved to sit and stare at the pictures, Devan loved the exhibit as much as I did. :). --Erin