Tuesday 8 March 2011

Norman Rockwell - Media Preview of the McMichael Gallery's newest show this Thursday

March 10, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

In Search of Norman Rockwell's America, a poignant exhibition that pairs the work of American icon Norman Rockwell with images by award-winning photojournalist Kevin Rivoli, is on view at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection from March 12 through April 25, 2011. On the 10th of March the media will get a preview of the show prior to the public opening on Saturday

When: Thursday, March 10th, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg (just north of Major Mackenzie Drive)

Unprecedented in concept, this exhibition features a selection of thirty-five black and white photographs by Kevin Rivoli alongside original Rockwell paintings, drawings, and lithographs of similar imagery, forming a captivating comparison exhibition of seventy works. Included in the exhibition is the never-before-published painting The Golfer, a rare subject for Rockwell and one of his earlier works. The Rockwell exhibit offers a sharp contrast with two Marilyn Monroe exhibitions that will be on display until the middle of May. The Rockwell exhibition runs from March 12 through April 25, 2011.

Who: Tour the exhibitions and meet with McMichael Chief Curator, Katerina Atanassova and Curator, Chris Finn.

What: The two-year tour is comprised of many loans from major institutions and private collections. Norman Rockwell paintings, prints, and drawings are on loan from Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY; Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN; National Scouting Museum, Irving, TX; United States Golf Association Museum, Far Hills, NJ; and Ingrid Bond Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM. The companion book for the international tour, published by Simon & Schuster is also titled In Search of Rockwell's America, also includes inspiring quotes and anecdotes of Rockwell's' paintings and Rivoli's photographs.

About the Gallery

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. It is the foremost venue in the country showcasing the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of more than 5,500 artworks, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, First Nations and Inuit artists. The gallery is located on Islington Avenue, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in Kleinburg, and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students and $30 for families. There is a $5 fee for parking. For more information about the gallery, visit www.mcmichael.com.

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Please RSVP:
Stephen Weir, Publicist
Gallery: 905.893.1121 ext. 2529
Toronto Office: 416.489.5868
Cell: 416.801.3101

cover of the exhbition hard-cover show guide