Stockbridge: 'Rockwell and Realism' exhibit features artists talks


Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the opening of its newest exhibition, "Rockwell and Realism in the Abstract World," with a series of artist talks during the month of July.

Painter Bo Bartlett, whose work is featured in the exhibition, will present "American Realist" at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 10.

Bartlett will offer insights into his work, which celebrates the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary.

"The Wyeth Legacy: A Family of Artists" will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. by Joyce Hill Stoner, who worked personally with the Wyeths as model, conservator, and author.

Additional talks include "Realism and the Persistence of Memory" with Jane Eckert, Robert Cottingham and Eric Forstmann at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21; "Jackson Pollock and the Rise of Abstract Expressionism" with Helen A. Harrison at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 25; and "Norman Rockwell and the Challenge of Realism" with Deputy Director/Chief Curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

The exhibit opening will be celebrated from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, with remarks at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on view through Oct. 30.

Events are free for Museum members or included with museum admission.

For more information about the exhibit, visit


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