Norman Rockwell's America at Dulwich

I can thoroughly recommend the exhibition of Rockwell's work at Dulwich Picture Gallery. He produced cover art for Saturday Evening Post between 1916 and 1963. The exhibition includes 323 magazine covers and some of the original paintings from which they were made. There are a few works for other magazines and preliminary sketches.

Not only are the pictures charming (rather like Shirley Hughes we thought) but the social commentary is fascinating. The pictures and the news story titles cover WW1, rise of communism and atomic weapons, Kennedy's assassination and so on. It was also interesting to see the authors of some of the stories in the magazine - J Scott Fitzgerald, P G Wodehouse, Agatha Christie and other names.

Everyone I have discussed it with thinks it one of the most interesting exhibitions they have seen.