Norman Rockwell’s America

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Few painters have created images as popular and as intertwined with American culture as Norman Rockwell. For decades, Rockwell produced magazine covers for the Saturday Evening Post – illustrations which are folksy, nostalgic and idealized versions of the county. And even if you don’t know anything about Rockwell, there’s a good chance you’d recognize his work. Those covers and other items go on display Sunday at the Birmingham Museum of Art. We sent WBHM’s Andrew Yeager there to get a preview.

Additional commentary from curator Graham Boettcher

Other artists’ influence on Rockwell

“Boy Graduate”

“Love Ouanga”

Andrew Yeager