Culture, Criticism, and the Art of Norman Rockwell

September 22, 2011

This Clark Symposium was co-organized by Linda Shearer, director of the Williams College Museum of Art, and Michael G. Kammen, N. C. Farr Professor of American History and Culture at Cornell University. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, the symposium examined the cultural significance of Rockwell’s work as well as his changing place in the American art historical canon.

Participants included: photographer Gregory Crewdson; art critic Nancy Princenthal; Ned Rifkin, director of the Menil Foundation and Collection, Houston; Alan Wallach, Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History, College of William and Mary; Michele H. Bogart, professor of art history, State University of New York, Stony Brook; Murray Horwitz, vice president for cultural programming, National Public Radio; Elizabeth Johns, historian of American art and fellow at the Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture, College of the Holy Cross; and George H. Roeder, Jr., professor in the deparment of liberal arts, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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