Current Exhibitions

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Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas

Sep 24-Dec 31, 2016

Norman Rockwell’s work has been re-discovered by a new generation of Americans seeing the 100 Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations featured in this exhibition as more accurate pictures of the American experience compared to previous generations who lived during Rockwell’s time and viewed them as idealized or stylized representations of small town America in the mid-20th century. 100 photographs taken by his trusted friend and assistant, Louis Lamone, also present candid moments of Rockwell’s everyday experiences that help us to better understand his fascination with small towns and representations of an idealized American experience.

Opening Reception
5:30-7pm, Saturday, Sep 24, 2016
Free to members; admission fees apply for non-members.

Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas, originated from the LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange GA.

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A Place for All People (in the Beach Gallery)

Sep 20, 2016 – Jan 18, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the National Museum of African American History and Culture present A Place for All People:  Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a set of unique and highly informative posters designed to engage and inspire visitors and students and to help celebrate the historic opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The African American story is one characterized by pain and glory, power and civility, enslavement and freedom. It is a multi-disciplinary tribute to the best ideals of the American philosophy. A Place for All People evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression. In addition to profiling the long struggle to create the museum, the building’s architectural design and its prominent location on the National Mall, the poster exhibit is a survey of the African American community’s deep and lasting contributions to the American story.

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Artist as Teacher

Mar 12-Oct 23, 2016

This exhibition introduces museum audiences to the remarkable artists who dedicated their creative energy to teaching art as well as creating work of their own. Often these artists weren’t given the attention or recognition that their non-teaching peers enjoyed. Find out what is special about an artist who is also a teacher.