Happy Holiday Weekend! Norman Rockwell Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday through Sunday (March 29-31) in celebration of Passover, Good Friday, and Easter. Looking for something fun to do with your visiting family and friends? Hop on over to Norman Rockwell Museum!
Please note that the “Honoring Our Hometown Heroes” event, originally scheduled for December 6, has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. Join us to honor the true superheroes in our region―from police and firefighters to veterans, medical professionals, and other community caregivers. Personal commentary, festive refreshments, and tours of Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross will be a part of this special evening.
During this season of togetherness and reflection, we gather with family, neighbors and friends to share common values and experience. This is also the season to celebrate Norman Rockwell, an American artist whose works represent nothing less than our collective memory of what it means to be an American and a member of a larger global community.
Please honor this remarkable contribution to the arts with a gift to Norman Rockwell Museum this holiday season. Your unrestricted support addresses our areas of greatest need – these gifts touch every aspect of the Museum.
Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, Norman Rockwell Museum will offer free admission to all visitors on Friday, Aug 3rd.
Free Fun Fridays is an annual 10-week summer program that opens the doors to some of the best cultural institutions in Massachusetts at no cost to visitors. This year, a record-breaking 50 venues will participate, which means that individuals, families and seniors can choose from five different venues each Friday to visit.
Recently, we enjoyed the pleasure of a visit from Dr. Susan Birns and the bright, inquisitive Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students in her American Family class. The group joined Curator of Education Tom Daly, Dr. Birns, and I in conversation about the power of published art in mid twentieth century America, and the messages about established gender roles in family life as reflected in the illustration art of the era. After their visit, the class was presented with a print of Norman Rockwell’s 1955 Saturday Evening Post cover, Marriage License, as well as an assignment from Dr. Birns, who invited them to analyze the piece within the context of their studies. We appreciate the opportunity to showcase the astute observations of six of Dr. Birns students, including Marissa Mahoney, Stephanie Esposito, Amanda Burnham, Samantha Burke, and Julia Ashton, and we know you will enjoy them too.