An exhibition of the works of Norman Rockwell, one of this country’s preeminent illustrators, opened this past weekend at the Heritage Museum and Gardens, just a 10 minute drive from our little bed and breakfast inn on Cape Cod. Entitled, Norman Rockwell: Beyond the Easel, the exhibit includes some of the artist’s most notable works, as well as an in-depth look at the photography that inspired him and the processes he used to create them.
Rockwell, a prolific artist, is perhaps best known for his cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. Over a span of nearly 50 years (1916-1963), he eventually amassed more than 300 cover illustrations for the Post depicting the American family and lifestyle.
Featuring more than 150 original pieces, the exhibit will be on display through September 3, 2012. In addition to his artwork, this show includes many of his photographs, which the artist used as a compositional aid. Complimented by a lecture series, the exhibit is showcasing two perspectives: the photos and related illustrations, plus works the artist completed for the health care industry that focus on the doctor and patient relationship.
Heritage Musuem and Gardens is located at 67 Grove Street in Sandwich, MA. Open 7 days a week from 10:00AM to 5:00 PM and Wednesday evenings in July and August until 8:00 PM. Cost of admission is $15.00 for adults. For more information, call (508) 888-3300 or visit their website.