Norman Rockwell Museum announces the conservation and return to its American Illustration Collection of 28 rare drawings on paper by renowned anatomy and figure-drawing teacher and illustrator George Bridgman (1864-1943). The damaged drawings were taken to Williamstown Art Conservation Center in nearby Williamstown, MA, where they received treatment in 2012 and 2013 under a generous grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Rare Drawings from Artist George Bridgman, Inspiration to Norman Rockwell, Return to Norman Rockwell Museum Following Yearlong Conservation
The news is in: Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic is a hit. Here is a sampling of some of the recent press regarding our new exhibition.
Thanks to all who came out for our festive evening gala celebrating the opening of the exhibition, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic. It was truly an enchanted evening, with original art, dinner, dancing, and a live auction to support Norman Rockwell Museum. Special thanks goes to our guest of honor, dancer/choreographer Marge Champion, who delighted attendees with her stories of serving as the live reference model for Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film when she was just a teenager.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present a conversation with artists R.O. Blechman and Nicholas Blechman on Saturday, June 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. Spend an evening with two noted visual communicators who also happen to be father and son.
This morning Norman Rockwell Museum held a press conference to mark the opening of its newest exhibition, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic. We were honored to have award-winning dancer Marge Champion join us and share her memories of serving as a live reference model for Disney’s first full-length animated feature starting in 1934.