American Chronicles – The Art of Norman Rockwell is currently on display at the North Carolina Museum of Art. It has traveled the country since last Spring. The exhibit includes some 40 original oil paintings – chronicling six decades of Rockwell’s work – and a complete set of more than 300 Saturday Evening Post covers. Rockwell was meticulous in creating scenes of American life – whimsical and idyllic. During the latter part of his life – he took his work out of New England and captured what was transforming the south – the Civil Rights movement.