Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
July 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011
"Norman Rockwell was a masterful storyteller who could distill a narrative into a single frame. His pictures tell stories about the adventure of growing up, of individuals rising up to face personal challenges, the glamour of Hollywood and the importance of tolerance in American life. He created his pictures with strategies similar to those used by filmmakers."
"Telling Stories is the first major exhibition to explore in-depth the connections between Norman Rockwell’s iconic images of American life and the movies. Two of America’s best-known modern filmmakers - George Lucas and Steven Spielberg - recognized a kindred spirit in Rockwell and formed significant collections of his work. Rockwell’s paintings and the films of Lucas and Spielberg evoke love of country, small town values, children growing up, unlikely heroes, acts of imagination and life’s ironies."
Norman Rockwell in museums and art galleries worldwide