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The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation to feature one of America’s premier illustrators

Norman Rockwell in the 1940s

A View of the American Homefront


Join us this spring and early summer at The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation for an unforgettable in-person traveling museum experience that will connect you to works of art created by American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell. The renowned artist is most famous for the iconic cover illustrations of everyday life he produced for The Saturday Evening Post magazine from 1916 to 1963.

The exhibition, titled “Norman Rockwell in the 1940s: A View of the American Homefront,” will be temporarily on loan from The Norman Rockwell Museum. The accredited Museum located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is home to the world’s most significant collection of Rockwell’s work.

Exhibition brought to you by Fairfield County Foundation and the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation.

OPENING MAY 20, 2021

Rosie the Riveter

The 1940s exhibit on display at Wagnalls will include tear sheets and prints plus biographical and photograph panels. This comprehensive collection offers visitors the chance to examine American culture and history when families were grappling with life on the homefront during World War II. Rockwell’s powerful Four Freedoms, unforgettable Rosie the Riveter, exuberant Homecoming Soldier, and hapless but lovable infantryman, Willie Gills, are among the many memorable images that guests will be able to enjoy up close and personal.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Dates: May 20, 2021 through June 26, 2021

Times: Thursdays 4pm – 8pm/Saturdays 10am – 2pm

Location: The Wagnalls Memorial

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