In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, “Food for Thought: Visualizing America through Art by African American Artists and Norman Rockwell” is a three-part lecture series held at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and presented by Vanderbilt professors who are exploring issues about what it means to be an American today.
In the second part of the series on Tuesday, December 2, Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of the history of art, and other panelists addressed The Role of Art in Pop Culture Through the Works of Norman Rockwell and 30 Americans, including the rise of marketing and advertising and their influence on American art. A video of the panel discussion is available here.
This series provides the community at large with an opportunity to build challenging intellectual connections to the current exhibitions at the Frist, 30 Americans and American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.
*Kehinde Wiley. Equestrian Portrait of the Count Duke Olivares, 2005. Oil on canvas, 108 x 108 inches. Rubell Family Collection, Miami. © Kehinde Wiley.