Art, music, fun and holidays in Downtown FtL Nov. 29 and Dec. 1
Those participating in Fort Lauderdale’s 2009 Winterfest Family Day and Christmas on Las Olas events will enjoy a taste of Norman Rockwell’s classic portrayal of American life, thanks to the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale’s current acclaimed exhibition, American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.
Families enjoying the free Winterfest Family Day, held on Sunday, Nov. 29 from 12-5 p.m. at the Riverside Hotel lawn, will enjoy many fun family activities and receive a special group rate discount coupon – good through December 6, 2009 — to view the American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibition at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, located within walking distance of the Family Day festivities. At Winterfest Family Day this Sunday, The Museum of Art will feature a face painter and balloon artist for children of all ages. At 1 PM Santa Claus arrives in the backseat of a red Ford mustang convertible, courtesy of PNC Bank/AutoNation! Museum admission includes a free audio guide in English and Spanish, a drawing section for children, and a Rockwell family guide. The Museum gift shop offers a number of unique Rockwell holiday items, classic toys, and snacks.
During the free Christmas on Las Olas evening holiday celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Museum, located at One East Las Olas Boulevard, will offer extended opening hours from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Families and others enjoying Christmas on Las Olas can visit the Museum to view American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. Admission will include a free audio guide in English and Spanish, a drawing section for children, and a Rockwell family guide. Guests can browse the Museum gift shop for a variety of unique Rockwell holiday items, classic toys, and snacks. Between the hours of 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, visit the Museum booth at Christmas on Las Olas where children can enjoy playing in the snow, courtesy of Winter Wonderland Snow Machines. At the booth visitors can also obtain a special group rate discount coupon – good through December 6, 2009 – to see the Rockwell Exhibition.
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, a major retrospective of Norman Rockwell’s work throughout his 65-year career, is on exhibit at the Museum through Feb. 7, 2010. Presented by AutoNation and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., the exhibition features works from the Norman Rockwell Museum’s collections, including his greatest oil paintings and preparatory sketches, as well as archival photographs and documents that illustrate his artistic process.
One of the most popular American artists of the 20th century, Rockwell (1894-1978), was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller, and chronicled the changing American society through nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life.
Organized by Norman Rockwell Museum, American Chronicles has been generously supported by an American Masterpieces Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Curtis Publishing Company, the Norman Rockwell Estate Licensing Company, the Stockman Family Foundation Trust, and a private corporate foundation. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue featuring in-depth scholarship by longtime Curator of Rockwell Collections Linda Szekely Pero.
Winterfest Family Day
Sunday, Nov. 29 from 12-5 p.m.
Museum open from 12-5 p.m.
Christmas on Las Olas
Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 5-11 p.m.
Museum open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (extended hours)
Winterfest Family Day – Riverside Hotel
620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Christmas on Las Olas
Las Olas Boulevard, between Southeast Sixth Ave. and Southeast 11th Ave.
Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard at Andrews Avenue
Individual tickets for American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell are $15 for adults, $12.50 for Seniors 65+, and $8 for students 6-17. The discount coupon offers $12.50 admission for adults; $8 for children 6-17. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more by calling
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