A renowned fantasy artist and illustrator of children’s literature, Ruth Sanderson has created imagery for more than 75 picture books, many of which bring classic fairy tales to life. Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson” from December 7, 2013 through March 9, 2014.
Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum series returns on Thursday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m., with a look at the popularity of social media. The town hall meeting will examine the pros and cons of social media, and whether it serves as an effective tool for change or is merely a “flash in the pan.” Community conversation at the Four Freedoms Forums is free and open to the public.
Wendell Minor is considered one of our nation’s premier historical illustrators, traveling throughout the United States to research, draw and paint on location, and immerse himself in the subject at hand. This fall Norman Rockwell Museum celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his many cover illustrations and 25th anniversary illustrating children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world—”Wendell Minor’s America” is on view at the Museum from November 9, 2013 through May 26, 2014.
Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Evening with Deborah Solomon, Author of New Biography on Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell Museum will present a book launch for writer Deborah Solomon’s biography, “American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell,” on Saturday, October 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Join the noted interviewer and art critic for a look at her new, comprehensive biography of the acclaimed illustrator. As featured in the October 2013 issue of “Smithsonian Magazine,” “American Mirror” draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents from Norman Rockwell Museum’s archives to explore the relationship between the artist’s despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America’s brightest hopes.
Norman Rockwell Museum welcomed new officers and members to its Board of Trustees during the Museum’s annual meeting held on September 20, 2013. Anne H. Morgan was elected to the office of Chairman of the Board of Trustees, assuming the office previously held for four years by Thomas L. Pulling, who was appointed Chairman Emeritus. Robert T. Horvath was elected to the office of Museum President, and John V. Frank was elected Treasurer. New trustee members B. Stephen Boyd, Anthony Consigli, and Frederick Keator were elected to three-year terms on the Museum’s Board of Trustees.