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  • We go now to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts to discuss a pair of exhibits on display during this holiday season. “Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of the Holidays” and “Eloise and More: The Life and Art of Hilary Knight” each celebrate illustration and will excite art fans of all ages.
  • Jerry Saltz is one of our most-watched writers about art and artists, and a passionate champion of the importance of art in our shared cultural life. Now, in his new book, "Art Is Life: Icons and Iconoclasts, Visionaries and Vigilantes, and Flashes of Hope in the Night," Jerry Saltz draws on two decades of work to offer a real-time survey of contemporary art as a barometer of our times.
  • In the decade since its opening, The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York has mounted thirty-five exhibitions, 226 public programs, developed eleven institutional partnerships, held 528 class sessions, and trained 155 student docents. The museum has welcomed nearly 100k visitors and acquired over 2,000 pieces of art. The Wellin is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with the exhibition, “Dialogues Across Disciplines.”
  • A new exhibition now open at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is Parallax: Framing the Cosmos.
  • Elena Ailes, an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, explains the road to unionization.
  • The exhibition “Imprinted: Illustrating Race” is on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts through October 30. We joined Norman Rockwell Museum’s Deputy Director/Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett and featured artist Shadra Strickland for a conversation in the galleries.
  • This summer, The Clark in Williamstown, Massachusetts, presents “Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern” - an exhibition that explores how American collectors embraced the French artist’s art over time. The exhibition was guest curated by independent scholar Antoinette Le Normand-Romain.Esther Bell is the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator of the Clark Art Institute - and just this week it was announced that she has also been appointed as The Clark’s Deputy Director. She leads us on an audio tour.
  • Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York is presenting a new exhibition, “Drawn from Life: Three Generations of Wyeth Figure Studies,” on view through September 5.
  • Sol LeWitt, who lived from 1928 to 2007, was a pioneer of conceptual art and is considered one of the most influential artists of the second half of the twentieth century. His artistic practice included wall drawings, structures, photography, printmaking, artist’s books, drawings, gouaches, and folded and ripped paper works. The exhibition, “Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints” is the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s printmaking to date and it is on view at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, MA through June 12.Curated by David S. Areford, professor of art history at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the exhibition is accompanied by an in-depth catalog co-published by the New Britain Museum of American Art, Williams College Museum of Art, and Yale University Press.
  • The Lincoln Memorial Centennial Exhibition: The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated at the Norman Rockwell Museum highlights the work of illustrators and artists who have incorporated the Lincoln Memorial into their art as a symbolic element – an instantly-recognizable icon upon which to build meaning. Approximately fifty historical and contemporary artworks by noted illustrators and cartoonists will be featured, as will archival photographs, sculptural elements, artifacts, and ephemera. We welcome Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt and Curator Stephanie Plunkett.