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.
Norman Rockwell Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms, and the best in the field of American illustration. Experience Rockwell’s art, life and legacy in the artist’s picturesque New England hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts nestled in the culturally rich Berkshires.
On Monday, November 18, 2013, Norman Rockwell Museum will host a memorial reception to celebrate the life of a founding trustee JANE PRATT FITZPATRICK (1923- 2013). The Museum will be open to the public with free admission during our regular hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., while event preparations are underway. The reception will take place from approximately 12 to 3 p.m.
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.
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.
On this Veterans Day, Norman Rockwell Museum salutes all veterans and active military personnel, with appreciation for their tremendous service to our country. The Museum will be open until 5 p.m. today, Monday, November 11: stop by to view patriotic works by illustrators Norman Rockwell and Wendell Minor.