Tours of the exhibition In Search of Norman Rockwell's America will be held Tuesday - Sunday at 1:30 p.m., until Sunday, September 18 at the Arkansas Art Center. However, it is perfectly fine to view the art without the tour. Sometimes I am hesitant to go downtown because of fear of the unknown. Let me reassure you that it was easy to access and parking was also easy.
We went today and listened to the docent. Of course all docents have something different to say, ours was average at best. The (free) exhibit was definitely worth the trip downtown. In the gift shop you can buy the book that inspired the exhibit. I think it would be a great gift for a Norman Rockwell lover. I was really tempted to buy it for my dad; I still might.
Rockwell wanted to preserve images of "every day America" and Rivoli wanted to prove that Americans are still very much the same. I noticed though, the modern mother was not wearing a dress, apron, or a wedding ring (left hand not shown).
The children's favorite part? The waterfall outside.