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Crazy Inventions By A Smart Guy

Art: ‘The Art And Wit Of Rube Goldberg’
Rube Goldberg in a publicity photo for The Famous Artists School, c. 1948. Norman Rockwell Museum collection

If the Norman Rockwell Museum is something of a shrine to American values—patriotism, family, and the white picket fence—then devoting one of its galleries to the madcap drawings of Rube Goldberg is like inviting the class clown into the pulpit.

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