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 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.
Norman Rockwell Museum welcomed an enthusiastic and full house during the opening of its newest exhibition, Wendell Minor’s America, on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Celebrating four decades as a professional artist, Wendell Minor was on hand to meet the crowd and sign copies of his many illustrated covers and children’s books. Also taking part in the festivities were other well-known illustrators, as well as Pulitzer-Prize winning author David McCullough, whose best-selling books have been enhanced with beautifully illustrated covers painted by Minor over the years.
Jane Pratt Fitzpatrick, early founding trustee of The Old Corner House and trustee emerita of Norman Rockwell Museum; beneficent civic leader to Stockbridge and all the Berkshires, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 9, 2013, just 9 days shy of her 90th birthday. Elegant, strong, smart and generous, Jane was a force of good in the world.