Exhibit of Norman Rockwell Scouting Art Closes Dec. 31

  • July 17, 2013-December 31, 2013
July 17, 2013-December 31, 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Paintings and magazine covers in the "American Originals: Norman Rockwell and Scouting" exhibit at the Church History Museum. The exhibit closes December 31, 2013.

The American Originals: Norman Rockwell and Scouting exhibit at the Church History Museum will close December 31, 2013. 

The exhibit, organized by the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas, includes 23 of Norman Rockwell’s famous Boy Scout paintings. These and other Rockwell paintings played a vital role in developing the image of the Boy Scouts of America. These works, viewed and cherished by millions of viewers through the twentieth century, were featured on yearly Boy Scout calendars and editions of Boys’ Life magazines. Many of these magazines are on display.

Visitors will also learn about the unique artistic process Rockwell used to create a Boy Scout painting. After 1976 when Rockwell retired from painting for the Boy Scouts of America, other prominent illustrators followed in Rockwell’s footsteps. Several of their paintings are also featured in the exhibition.

The museum is open to the public free of charge. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday hours

Closed Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve
Closed Wednesday, December 25, Christmas Day
Open until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, New Year’s Eve
Closed Wednesday, January 1, New Year’s Day