Rockwell magazine covers to be displayed

First Posted: 1/6/2013

Covers of The Saturday Evening Post featuring Normal Rockwell’s paintings will be brought together for the exhibition, Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers, Jan. 14 to Feb. 28 at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University.

The collection, presented by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., is comprised of original tear sheets of the covers, including Girl in the Mirror, The Marriage License, The Runaway and No Swimming. The exhibit will also feature three original Rockwell paintings from a private collection, including portraits of President and Mrs. Richard Nixon and U.S. Senator and Mrs. George McGovern.

Thomas C. Daly, curator of education at the Rockwell Museum, will offer two lectures, entitled Norman Rockwell and the 20th Century from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 in Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall. A reception will follow the second lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery.

The Saturday Evening Post was widely recognized as the most popular magazine of the early 20th century. Rockwell referred to it as the greatest show window in America and his association with the publication began in 1916 and ended in 1963, yielding 321 original paintings that became covers and numerous illustrations for stories and essays published inside the magazine. Two of the 321 were reproduced as covers a second time, bringing the number of Rockwell covers in the collection to 323.

The exhibit is open free to the public. The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

For more information, call 674-6400.