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“Freedom in Mississippi Series” Lecture and book signing by Deborah Solomon

Sunday, June 22, 2014

3 PM; book signing to follow

Mississippi Museum of Art, Trustmark Grand Hall

Deborah Solomon, author of the recently acclaimed American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), presents a lecture about Norman Rockwell and his portrayal of the fight for Civil Rights in America. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Murder in Mississippi, on view this summer at the Museum. Deborah Solomon served as a columnist for The New York Times and has written extensively about American painting, including biographies of Jackson Pollock and Joseph Cornell. A book signing of American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell follows the lecture. This program is generously sponsored by Ambassador John N. Palmer and Carol T. Puckett. It is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. Cost: Free to the public.

Read our interview with Deborah Solomon and watch her appearance on The Colbert Report here.