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Arts & Culture

"Woodstock To The Moon: 1969 Illustrated" At The Norman Rockwell Museum

Surface of the moon, astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the American Flag
Neil Armstrong, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the United States flag on the lunar surface, July 20, 1969. Courtesy of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

In celebration of Norman Rockwell Museum’s 50th Anniversary, they are looking back at the many ways illustrators portrayed news events and reflected popular culture in 1969. Norman Rockwell’s own work reflected the changing times with his iconic depiction of the moon landing, an album cover he painted for rock musicians, and a tribute to the final issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

The exhibition, "Woodstock to the Moon: 1969 Illustrated," combines original illustrations with vintage archival material. It will be on view at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts through October 27.

We learn more from Jesse Kowalski, Norman Rockwell’s Curator of Exhibitions as well as from Louis Mitchell, the Creative Director of Character Design at Sesame Street’s Sesame Workshop. There are many items from the Sesame Street in the exhibition.

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