Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, is one of the times that harmful spirits are said to be active. In the U.S., we take that concept to mean that witches, among other spirits, are out that night seeing what mischief they can get into. Since we link witches and Halloween together, it is not uncommon to see Halloween cover illustrations for popular magazines that show a witch out riding her broom…
A question for you science fiction fans. Where was Robert Heinlein’s short story “The Green Hills of Earth” first published? And who illustrated the story? To answer these questions check out the current Exploring Illustration posting on the Rockwell Center web site!
While our name is still the Norman Rockwell Museum, we are also, as our subtitle says a home of American illustration art. The subtitle says it all. Our collections of American illustration art are growing and are rather diverse. From illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg and Charles Dana Gibson, to work by some perhaps more obscure names […]
Ms. Emily Schiller will give a public lecture at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday April 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm. Ms. Schiller is a 2012 recipient of a Rockwell Center Dissertation Fellowship, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation. Her dissertation, titled “Unsettled Masses: Transportation in American Art During the 1930s and 1940s,” is focused on artistic representations […]
On March 21, 2013, the Rockwell Center will offer another new posting exploring a work of illustration art. Lately we’ve been very fortunate to host a run of guest writers for these essays. Tomorrow our colleague, Dr. Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator of American Art at the Delaware Art Museum, will share her comments on a cover […]