Norman Rockwell is heralded for depicting and defining American life. He often captured bittersweet images of people experiencing universal and relatable feelings of being left out or left behind. Yet, as an artist working in the 20th century, his works are curiously devoid of America’s rich cultural and racial diversity. Towards the end of his career, Rockwell painted several poignant works about race in America that can be seen as an extension of his earlier sense of the power of inclusion and exclusion.
This art talk is part of a series of Art on Sunday at the library through April. These talks are led by Jane Oneail of Culturally Curious, an organization committed to engaging, and educating people through facilitated arts
experiences that inspire joy and foster critical and creative thinking,
as well as an appreciation for our shared humanity. Read more about this organization here.