Norman Rockwell Museum wishes you a happy start of the spring season. The Museum will be open for extended hours this week (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for school vacation week. We love company—stop by to view our new illustration exhibitions, enjoy related programs, and take part in art workshops for the entire family.
In conjunction with its current exhibition, “Wendell Minor’s America,” Norman Rockwell Museum will present an afternoon with author Mary Higgins Clark and illustrator Wendell Minor on Saturday, May 10, starting at 1 p.m. Ms. Higgins Clark and Mr. Minor will talk about their long-running friendship and collaboration on two illustrated children’s books: “The Magical Christmas Horse” and “Ghost Ship.”
Special Exhibition To Focus on Little-Known Period of The Realist Master’s Career
In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century.
This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator” will be on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from June 7 through October 26, 2014.
Recently announced, our major gift from the Famous Artists School has been garnering quite a bit of press lately. This Sunday’s New York Times reported on the substantial art and archives donation, made possible by Robert and Magdalen Livesey of Cortina Learning International, which still runs a version of the popular art correspondence course to this day.
Beyond Objectification: Norman Rockwell’s Depictions of Women for the Saturday Evening Post an essay by Haley M. Palmore for the Art History Senior Thesis Seminar, Jenny Carson, December 19, 2013