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Murder in Mississippi
Murder in Mississippi (1965) by Norman Rockwell
Photo courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts
While the exhibit American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell includes many of Rockwell’s most popular works from The Saturday Evening Post, it also includes his later works, including Murder in Mississippi from 1965 and Uneasy Christmas in the Birthplace of Christ from 1970.
Rockwell sometimes took photos of models to stage the scene for his paintings. The exhibition includes photo murals of his studio that help "paint a picture" of his work process.