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 original 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 15, 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 during regular Memorial hours
Dates: May 15, 2021 through June 2021
Location: The Wagnalls Memorial
Related Activities: Norman Rockwell Lecture
The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation will host a related lecture event on Norman Rockwell.
Norman Rockwell Prints and Merchandise Sales
Norman Rockwell prints and various merchandise will be available for sale during the exhibit, with proceeds benefiting The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation.
This museum exhibit was made possible through the generous funding support of the Fairfield County Foundation, Linear Creative, Browne Group Architects, and Countrytyme. We sincerely thank them for supporting Wagnalls’ art, cultural, educational, and civic initiatives that help enrich people’s lives in our communities.
Prints for sale