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Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collection of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

Most people may not know that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have major collections of Normal Rockwell's various artworks. Recently, they both agreed to loan some of these pieces to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a major retrospective. This online exhibit provides access to some of these remarkable images, which include early illustrations from Life magazine. Here visitors can make...
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection

Sara Mary Barnes Roby (1907 - 1986), born into a wealthy family in Pittsburgh, and herself a painter, believed that the best way to support the visual arts was to acquire and exhibit the works of living artists. To this end, she established the Sara Roby Foundation and began collecting American art in the mid-1950s. While the collection is strong in the work of realist painters like Reginald...