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Maureen Hart Hennessey of the Norman Rockwell Museum
[African Americans in the paintings of Norman Rockwell]
Original Airdate: 2/24/1989

Length: 00:04:35
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Carmen Fields reports that the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA is commemorating Black History Month by exhibiting Norman Rockwell's work featuring African Americans. Fields interviews Maureen Hart Hennessey (curator, Rockwell Museum) about Rockwell's paintings depicting events in the civil rights movement, including The Problem We All Live With and Murder in Mississippi. Fields notes that Rockwell did these paintings for Look Magazine in the 1960s. Fields and Hennessey discuss the portrayal of African Americans in Rockwell's earlier work for the Saturday Evening Post, including The Boy in the Dining Car. Hennessey talks about an African American family in Stockbridge who modeled for Rockwell. She notes that the children of the family modeled for the paintings, The Problem We All Live With and New Kids in the Neighborhood. Fields' report includes footage of tour guides at the museum talking about specific paintings during museum tours. This tape includes additional footage of the Rockwell Museum and of Rockwell's paintings.

Contributor : Reporter
Carmen Fields
Format : Tape 6350   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102980 
VHS cassette 105339 
Betacam cassette 79538 
digital betacam cassette 105365 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans in art
Art and artists

Subject : Personal Names
Fields, Carmen
Hennessey, Maureen Hart
Rockwell, Norman

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Norman Rockwell Museum

Subject : Geographic Locations
Stockbridge (Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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