Smart Museum of Art
The Smart Museum of Art in Chicago, Illinois features one Norman Rockwell in its collection.
The Museum counts among its paintings one work by Norman Rockwell.
The Museum boasts an extensive collection in addition to the Rockwell. The Museum houses a permanent collection consisting of over 10,000 objects. The collection spans five millennia of both Western and Eastern civilizations.
The collection is particularly strong in European and American modern and contemporary works, East Asian art and also works on paper from all periods. Still other highlights of the collection include rare ancient Greek vases and Chinese bronzes, medieval sculpture, Old Master paintings, Frank Lloyd Wright furniture and Tiffany glass.
Modern sculptures include works by Degas, Matisse, and Rodin. 20th-century paintings and sculpture by Mark Rothko, Arthur Dove, Diego Rivera, Henry Moore and Richard Hunt round out the collection.
Of course, I am going for the Rockwell, but the rest of the collection is certainly a draw as well.
Whitewashing the Fence
Whitewashing the Fence, a 20 15/16" x 17 3/4" inch charcoal and pencil on paper, is a study from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain . The children's classic was originally published in 1876. The Heritage Press republished the classic in 1936 and included masterpieces from Rockwell to distinguish their version from lesser ones. Rockwell actually created this work in 1935.
This work was a gift to the Museum from Encyclopeadia Britannica, Inc.
About The Smart Museum of Art
The David & Alfred Smart Museum is located on the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus.
Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10AM to 4PM, Thursday 10AM to 8PM and Saturday and Sunday 11AM to 5PM. The Galleries are closed on Mondays and holidays.
David & Alfred Smart Museum
Phone (773) 702-0200
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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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