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Revisiting Rockwell by Maggie Meiners


  • McLean County Arts Center (map)

Meiners’ project, Revisiting Rockwell, attempts to contemporize Rockwell’s original works by weaving into each photograph the social issues and elements more suggestive of today. She is examining whether the nostalgia of Rockwell’s work translates into our rapidly changing lifestyles and how his very human tableaux can reflect this moment in time. She is drawn to Rockwell’s work because she has always had a fascination with the past and ends up having a better understanding of the world if she looks at the old in the context of the new. As she continues to examine Rockwell’s work, she has noticed, for better or worse, that while sociological landscape  has changed in many ways, there is much that remains the same.

Earlier Event: June 8
The Randon & Abby Gettys Collection
Later Event: June 22
Points in the Pattern of a Cloud