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"Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell From the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg" opens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibit runs from July 2, 2010 to January 22, 2011, and features 57 paintings from the personal collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. The exhibit, organized by Senior Curator Virginia M. Mecklenburg, explores Rockwell's connection to Hollywood and film through his paintings.


  • Rockwell, Norman 1894-1978
  • Lucas, George 1944-
  • Spielberg, Steven 1946-
  • Mecklenburg, Virginia M (Virginia McCord) 1946-
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian American Art Museum Website, "Exhibitions," 2009
  • Jacqueline Trescott, "Filmmakers Spielberg, Lucas share Rockwell's Americana at Smithsonian," The Washington Post, July 3, 2010.

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July 2, 2010


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