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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Norman Rockwell’s Home Front Imaginary

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020 – Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020

06:30 PM – 07:30 PM
US/Central

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RUTH K. SHARTLE LECTURE

Presented by Jennifer Greenhill, associate professor of art history, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in conjunction with the exhibition Norman Rockwell: American Freedom

This talk focuses on Norman Rockwell and his techniques for connecting to a mainstream audience during World War II. See how his work relates to movies and literature of the era, as well as to magazine illustrations by Rockwell’s colleagues at the Saturday Evening Post and other journals.

During World War II, Rockwell perfected the visual language he is known for today. Find out more about the For Freedoms photography series and other projects that are revising and investing Rockwell’s images with new relevance in the 21st century.

Drop in! This lecture is free. On Thursdays, general admission is free courtesy of Shell Oil Company. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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