Name: Norman Rockwell in Words and Music
Location: Auditorium - E.A. Johnston
Time: 12/14/2019 2:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Title: Dear Hearts and Gentle People: Norman Rockwell in Words and Music

Presenters: Donivan Johnson and Phaedra Parker

Cost: $10, Suggested Donation

Limit: 180, first-come, first-served

Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978) was an American icon whose over 4,000 paintings and illustrations reflect, with uncanny humor, nostalgia, and pathos, the American way of life.        

In conjunction with Museum’s currently showing exhibit Norman Rockwell’s America, Donivan Johnson and guest vocalist Phaedra Parker will present a multi-media program on the influence of Rockwell in words and music. Program feature numerous illustrations of Rockwell’s directly related to literary and musical subjects, with an emphasis placed on poetry and music influenced by his famous illustrations. One of the most enduring musical works to be discussed will be Robert Russell Bennett’s Four Freedoms Symphony (1943), which was commissioned by The Saturday Evening Post along with Rockwell’s famous illustrations based on the immortal speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


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