RALEIGH -- The first special exhibition after the North Carolina Museum of Art opens the new building that will house its permanent collection will tug at heart strings more than it will challenge minds. That first special exhibition will be held in the existing building. It's called "American Chronicles" and features the works of Norman Rockwell, best known for his folksy Saturday Evening Post covers. The new building is scheduled to open in spring 2010 with the Rockwell show opening Nov. 6 of that year. The focus of the work in the new building has been on the more than 20 bronze casts of sculptures by Auguste Rodin, but the museum also will be home to several new pieces of modern art. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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