Time travelers stashed their loot and took off for the Norman Rockwell Museum today, where an accomplished young artist “captured” seafarer Bob Chandler in this amazing pencil portrait. A member of Free Men of the Sea, Pirate Bob was joined by Neal Kirk, Donna Kirk, and Allyson Chandler in celebration of Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered and the spirit of adventure that his art personified.
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.
A New View of Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With”
By Devan Casey, Museum Intern
When you walk into the main gallery at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts you see a collection of Rockwell’s world famous and carefree illustrations depicting small town America. For me one wall in this gallery does not seem to fit in with the light hearted theme. The two paintings have a serious tone case upon them−not Mr. Rockwell’s usual style. I found myself face to face with murder, hate, and Norman Rockwell’s more controversial paintings. These two images are Murder in Mississippi (1965) and The Problem We All Live With (1964).
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.
The Olympics are finally here, and Norman Rockwell Museum wishes the very best to all the hard-working athletes taking part in this summer’s games!
Though not necessarily a sportsman himself, Norman Rockwell was frequently called upon to create images celebrating our national love of athletics—pictured here, Future Olympic Star was created by the artist back in 1976 for the Franklin Mint.
Norman Rockwell Museum presents Art of the Story, a digital animation workshop for teens and adults, to be held at the Museum the week of Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cartoonist/animator Scott Lincoln will guide students in the process of making a digital moving image, focusing on such areas as character design, storyboard illustration, and animation created for the computer.