Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, California
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California features one Norman Rockwell in its collection.
The LA County Museum of Art, of course, is much more than just one painting, no matter how remarkable. More than 3700 works from the collection are usually available for public view.
Some of the more notable works on view include:
And this list is only a very small sample, not even mentioning the Rockwell painting, of the fine art shown in only one gallery of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This museum is not only worth a visit, it is worth a special trip all by itself.
The New Television Set
The sole Norman Rockwell painting in the Museum's collection is The New Television Set from 1949. This painting was originally published on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on the November 5, 1949 issue.
The New Television Set, a 46.5 x 43 inches or 118 x 109 cm oil on canvas painting, was a gift to the Museum from Louise (Mrs. Ned) Crowell.
Mr. Ned Crowell was the West Coast district manager for the Curtis Publishing Company, the company who published the Saturday Evening Post. Rockwell gave the painting to Mr. Crowell, who was also a close friend.
An alternate title is The New Television Antenna.
The painting is not currently on display for the public to view.
About The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12 noon to 8PM and Saturday and Sunday 11AM to 8PM. The Museum is closed on Wednesday, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Admission to the Museum is very reasonable. Adult admission is $9, senior (62 and older with ID) admission is $5, student (18 and older with school ID) admission is $5 and children (17 and under) are free.
Also, on the second Tuesday of each month, admission is free to all ages. This is free access to the permanent galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions.
In addition, general admission to the Museum is free after 5PM, even on weekends. General admission allows you to visit all open Museum galleries and special exhibitions excepting only those exhibits that are ticketed separately.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Phone (323) 857-6000
Click here to visit the museum's website. (opens new window to Rockwell painting.)
After scouring the nation for every Norman Rockwell Museum,
Norman Rockwell Quotes:
I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.
No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.
Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible.
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I'd love it if the critics would notice me, too.
You must first spend some time getting your model to relax. Then you'll get a natural expression.
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