Jul 21, 2010

In Awe of Norman

Last night we went to see Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg at the American Art Museum here in DC. It was wonderful. The four of us (we went with friends) loved the pictures and the short film accompanying it. It was interesting to hear what appealed to Lucas and Spielberg about the paintings. They see each picture as single frame stories and as you look at them you really get it. The connection between Rockwell and these directors becomes so clear.


Unfortunately you're not allowed to take pictures inside the exhibit so the closest I can show you is this picture of the courtyard outside it. I really love the undulating roof. If you're in the area I hope that you'll go see the exhibit and tell me what you think. It'll be here until January and I hope to go again. If you do go here's a piece of advice, they are apparently expecting crowds and long waits on the weekends but on a Tuesday night we were able to go right in. Just sayin'.


Carole Knits said...

I think it's awesome that you take advantage of all the things your city has to offer. Glad you enjoyed the exhibit.

Vicki Knitorious said...

That sounds like such an interesting exhibit!! Also sounds like it would make an excellent documentary (for us little town folks!).
; )

Laurie said...

Great texture on that picture.

Laura said...

I enjoyed the Rockwell exhibit also. So different than seeing it on a calendar. We went a week ago today and we didn't have any crowds either.