Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukah from all of us at Norman Rockwell Museum. The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 28, but open this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We welcome you and your family for a visit during this start to the holiday season.
Norman Rockwell Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms, and the best in the field of American illustration. Experience Rockwell’s art, life and legacy in the artist’s picturesque New England hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts nestled in the culturally rich Berkshires.
This year, Norman Rockwell Museum has a unique opportunity to broaden physical access throughout our beautiful campus in Stockbridge, and around the world with digital access – and we need your help.
A renowned fantasy artist and illustrator of children’s literature, Ruth Sanderson has created imagery for more than 75 picture books, many of which bring classic fairy tales to life. Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson” from December 7, 2013 through March 9, 2014.
Norman Rockwell captured the likenesses of many national figures during his career, and in 1960, he was commissioned by The Saturday Evening Post to paint portraits of Presidential candidates Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon. To prepare for the painting of Kennedy, Rockwell arranged to pose and photograph Kennedy at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
Norman Rockwell Museum will be receiving a donation of the Famous Artist’s School’s magnificent archive, which offers a unique glimpse into the inner workings of mid-twentieth century illustration. The archive is a treasure-trove; with one-of-a-kind gems waiting to be found in every drawer. We now have a new perspective into the interactions between Norman Rockwell and his contemporaries.