Sunday, March 06, 2011

TAM Docents: Specialized Tours (again)

Hello Docents-

This is a reminder to get your specialized tour descriptions and times to me ASAP. Below are examples of two tours that will soon be up on the website for promotion (good job Linda and Sanjeev!) Don’t these look great? I am super excited and hope that you are too.


Norman Rockwell and the Saturday Evening Post
During the early years of the 20th century, 1 out of 4 families received Saturday Evening Post in their homes on a weekly basis. Norman Rockwell was a name they grew to love and revere for his cover art. Often these covers became "affordable art" for reader’s homes, as well as, a picture of life as they knew it or wanted to imagine it. Please join us for a docent led tour of American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell and see the 323 Saturday Evening Post covers Rockwell created along with examples of some of the original oil paintings that were the impetus for them.
Tour offered: Thursday, March 17, 1 pm (Linda Flatley)


Norman Rockwell and the 4 Freedoms
On January 6, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's addressed the US Congress with a speech that is now known as "The Four Freedoms" speech. On this tour we shall pay special attention to the Norman Rockwell posters inspired by that address and other artwork that he produced during the Second World War, including Willie Gillis, Jr - the fictional character created by Norman Rockwell for a series of World War II paintings that appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
Tour offered: Sundays, March 20, April 3, and April 17 at 1 pm (Sanjeev Narang)


Thank you,



Jana Wennstrom | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs


T: 253.272.4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402



American Chronicles: The Art of


February 26 – May 30, 2011


courage – family – innocence – freedom – history



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