Beloved artist Norman Rockwell will be showcased in The Hyde Collection’s newest temporary exhibition set to open this Saturday in the museum’s Hoopes Gallery.
Norman Rockwell, American (1984-1978), New Kids in the Neighborhood, tear sheet, story illustration for LOOK, May 16, 1976, Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. Provided by The Hyde Collection.
Norman Rockwell in the 1960s features 21 illustrations and magazine covers that Rockwell created during a decade of change and turmoil. It traces his artistic transformation from a painter of people and life’s small but extraordinary moments, to a powerful visual commentator who united America around core national values like democracy, freedom, and justice.
Accompanying the exhibit will be a short documentary film, American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, which is narrated by the artist’s son, Peter.
“Norman Rockwell’s work from the 1960s represents a transformative moment in his career at a critical time in our nation’s history,” said Erin Coe, Director of The Hyde Collection in a statement. “We are delighted to bring this important exhibition to Glens Falls, and we hope it sparks a dialogue in the greater community about our shared values.”
The show will open this Saturday, January 16, and will continue through Sunday, April 3.