I want to take a step back to the Norman Rockwell Museum.
One of our most iconic painters deserved his own post, but the museum has much more than just his works.
Two galleries on the main floor house other artists (mostly American), from incredibly different periods.
The first helps set the scene, as briefly mentioned in this post.
The next gallery is much more contemporary and looks like a mix of something out of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow or The Dark Materials.
Incredibly vivid, futuristic acrylic paintings are a shocking juxtaposition to everything else the museum houses, but just as delightful.
It always feels like a treat when museums do this, knowing how to connect and encourage viewers further beyond their primary purpose.