Stories for July 2010

American Art Road Trip

July 9, 2010

Summertime, And the livin' is easy Fish are jumpin' And the cotton is high Thomas Moran's Mist in Kanab, Utah One of my favorite songs is George Gershwin's "Summertime." I must have twenty renditions of it on my iPhone. When...

Picture This: Steven Spielberg as Shadow Artist

July 8, 2010

Steven Spielberg tries his hand at being a shadow artist in front of Norman Rockwell's Shadow Artist. The piece is now on display as part of our exhibition Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven...

Five Questions for the Airmen of Note

July 2, 2010

Laurel Fehrenbach, public programs assistant here at American Art, spoke with Sergeant Kevin Burns from Airmen of Note. The jazz group will be performing Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of our...

Lights! Camera! Exhibition! Norman Rockwell
from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

July 1, 2010

Norman Rockwell, Shadow Artist, 1920, oil on canvas, Collection of George Lucas And the Oscar goes to . . . Norman Rockwell? Not quite, but the beloved American illustrator and painter was well connected to the movie business. In fact,...