Tuesday, February 08, 2011

TAM Docents: Your participation needed

Hello Docents-

Stephanie has made a request of the docents and, I feel, it is an excellent idea (and hope you will too!) To give reasons to return to Rockwell again and again, Stephanie suggested that we might have some specialized Rockwell tours offered. We could market them too!  Below are some suggested topics:


Norman Rockwell and Social Change

Norman Rockwell and Children

Norman Rockwell and Small Town America

Norman Rockwell and the Saturday Evening Post


Other approaches are also encouraged. What I am hoping is that you will each choose one of the topic headings provided, or create one of your own, and do research to create a “specialized” tour, in addition to the general sort of tour we always offer. I think that at least 2 of you can work on any given topic, sharing information with one another and developing it together, if you so choose. Solo acts are also fine, they will just be a bit more work. Please let me know what you think, as well, what topic you want to tackle. I will make sure that you get paired up, based on others’ interests and keep the variety by letting you know if there are too many for any given topic. SAM did something similar with Picasso and it was very successful. Stephanie said she went back several times to catch tours with different themes.


Links from Elizabeth you might enjoy:

BBC article about Norman Rockwell:


Just happened upon this article while looking at News in Britain.

Thought our docents might find it of interest!



Found this bio about Ginny. Even though it's dated, it does sum up what an amazing woman she is. Also mentioned her show at TAM.



P.S. Sorry for those who missed the great film and inspirational Q&A.

I loved the film and big THANKS go out to whoever arranged for the viewing!!


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