Sunday Scholars: Norman Rockwell—To the Moon and Back
From his early storytelling scenes to the documentation of social issues, Norman Rockwell is arguably America’s best known and most beloved illustrator. Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum, explores the evolution of Rockwell’s career, with a focus on his work on the civil rights movement and the race to space. Plunkett discusses Rockwell’s paintings on view in The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art, which portray the moon landing before and after it occurred.
Stephanie Haboush Plunkett is the recipient of an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and has worked at the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and the Heckscher Museum of Art. She is the author of two American Library Association Notable children’s books.