WAG To Host Peter Rockwell

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is delighted to welcome to Winnipeg Peter Rockwell, in conjunction with the Gallery’s spring blockbuster American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. Rockwell is a sculptor, art historian, and the youngest son of renowned illustrator Norman Rockwell.

Peter Rockwell’s work has been shown across the world and his sculptures are in such collections as the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, the Bridgeport Museum of American Art, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. “While in Winnipeg, Rockwell will discuss both his own artistic practice as well and that of his father,” says Anna Wiebe, Head of Education. “Having modeled for countless of his father’s Saturday Evening Post covers, who better to give insight into the life of Norman Rockwell?”

With one event already sold-out (Art Eats), Winnipeggers have two chances left to meet Rockwell:

Wednesday, April 25, (12:10-1pm): Stone Carving: tools, techniques and experiences: an artist talk with Peter Rockwell
Learn about Rockwell’s artistic practice as a sculptor and carver. Tickets: $3 WAG Members/$5 Non-Members (does not include gallery admission).

Friday, April 27 (7-9pm): An Intimate Perspective on Norman Rockwell with Peter Rockwell
Delve into the world of Norman Rockwell's paintings and discover the secrets of his artistic process with son Peter Rockwell. Bring your ticket stub to the front desk at any time after April 27 to receive a 10% discount off admission to the American Chronicles exhibition. Tickets: $20 Member/$25 Non-Member, available at wag.ca or at the front desk (does not include gallery admission the night of the talk).

For more information about American Chronicles, on view through May 20, visit rockwell.wag.ca. For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter (wag_ca) and Facebook [Winnipeg Art Gallery].

Celebrating its centenary in 2012, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and Manitoba’s leading visual arts institution. With a collection of over 24,000 objects spanning many centuries and cultures—including the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art—the WAG is constantly moving between the historical and the contemporary in an effort to engage a growing public with the power of art in our lives. 






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