Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Last Sunday in the Berkshires
The view from the back of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Cloudy skies, a lazy day, and 322 Saturday Evening Post covers from the 1920s to the 1960s were enough to make one wish just a little bit that America had really been the bucolic, innocent place that Rockwell portrayed in most of his works. But he was a political liberal, and some of his depictions of school desegregation in the 1960s hit the mark in a simple, humanitarian way.