An artist who wore his heart — and his politics — on his sleeve

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Stephen Harrison

The Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents an exhibit of work by beloved artist Norman Rockwell.  We hear from curator Stephen Harrison about these illustrations that remain forever fresh and exciting, and we hear some surprising facts about this well-known figure, whose sense of humor and humanity remain undimmed by time.

 

Photo credit: Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute: New Kids in the Neighborhood, 1967, Norman Rockwell (American, 1894–1978), Norman Rockwell Museum Collection. Licensed by Norman Rockwell Family Agency.