March 30 through September 29, 2013 – Special Exhibition Gallery
|John Clymer, Autumn on the Mountain, 1958, 30 x 27.5”, ©SEPS||
John Falter, Kansas City, 1961, 28 x 22”, ©SEPS
|Norman Rockwell, Home Plate (Construction Crew), 1954, 28.5 x 26.5”, ©SEPS|
Booth Western Art Museum is proud to announce it has partnered with The Saturday Evening Post Society to showcase art from some of America’s foremost illustrators who contributed to the covers of the magazine in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Covering America: The Saturday Evening Post in the 1950’s and early 1960’s will debut on March 30 and run through September 29, 2013 inside the Museum’s Special Exhibition Gallery.
Featuring 30 original paintings alongside The Saturday Evening Post covers they graced, the exhibit showcases a magazine that captured the heart and soul of America. The art of Norman Rockwell, John Clymer, Stevan Dohanos, John Falter, George Hughes, Amos Sewell, Richard Sargent, Mead Schaeffer and Thornton Utz embodies everyday life in post-World War II America — a time of tremendous growth and change. Returning veterans started families and moved them into newly developed suburbs. Expanding highway systems allowed cross country travel in automobiles that were now affordable. “Under God” was added to the Pledge of Allegiance and activities with the nuclear family became a way of life. They were living the American Dream and it was captured on the covers of The Saturday Evening Post featured in this exhibit.
Unique to the exhibit at Booth is the inclusion of several western paintings by W.H.D. Koerner and Harold von Schmidt that were featured inside the magazine. The Museum will also exhibit 18 western themed original Saturday Evening Post covers from the permanent collection.
For more information about Covering America: The Saturday Evening Post in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, call 770-387-1300.