Exhibitions - Upcoming
Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays
November 27 2015 - January 17 2016
An exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum
“…children want to believe in Santa Claus just as fervently as we adults want to believe in peace on earth and goodwill toward men.” — Norman Rockwell
During his forty-seven year affiliation with The Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell was celebrated for his special holiday cover illustrations, which were commissioned to mark a full spectrum of annual events for an enthusiastic public, from Thanksgiving, Christmas and The New Year to Valentine’s Day and April Fools’ Day.
This exhibition featuring original Saturday Evening Post magazine covers includes many of Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and enduring holiday images.
November 27 2015 - January 31 2016
Author Deborah Solomon, in her 2013 biography of artist Norman Rockwell, stated “…the emergence of Pop Art and Photorealism in the ‘70s made possible a new surge of critical appreciation for Rockwell’s art. Who knew that Andy Warhol bought two of his pictures and that Willem de Kooning professed admiration for his designs and textures?”
In contrast to the traditional work featured in Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays, concurrently on view in the Museum of Art, Cheekwood will present an exciting exhibition highlighting selected works of Pop Art from our permanent collection. Cheekwood POP will showcase the bold colors, graphic visuals and big names associated with the Pop Art movement. Artists included in this exhibition are Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Claes Oldenburg and many more.
Steve Tobin: Southern Roots
February 20 - September 4 2016
(Indoor exhibition ends on May 29)
In 2016, Cheekwood will present the work of internationally-acclaimed artist, Steve Tobin. This exhibition Steve Tobin: Southern Roots will not only be on view in the Museum of Art, but it will also continue throughout Cheekwood’s vast landscape. Five outdoor areas will host Tobin’s monumental work, most notably his “Steel Root” sculptures. While in the Museum, visitors will have the opportunity to experience Southern Roots in the second floor gallery spaces, each providing an intimate setting to observe a particular style and medium from the artist’s vast portfolio of work. In addition to steel and bronze, Tobin incorporates natural elements such as wood, glass, and ceramics into his beautiful, mysterious, and dramatic pieces of sculpture. Tobin’s newest work, using wood from fallen trees in Costa Rica, has never before been exhibited, and will be a highlight of the Steve Tobin: Southern Roots exhibition.