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.

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Rio Art Director Thomas Cardone Makes His Picks for Upcoming Exhibition

Recently, Curator of Archival Collections Corry Kanzenberg and I had the pleasure of spending the day with Thomas Cardone, the talented art director of the recently released animated blockbuster, Rio, which opened just last month to popular and critical acclaim. Seen here at the offices of Blue Sky Studios in Greenwich, Connecticut, Tom took some time out from his busy schedule to help us curate a selection of drawings that trace the development of the film’s main characters, from the heroic blue Macaw named Blu to Linda, his devoted caretaker.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Sol Schwartz: Drawing in the Dark”

New Exhibition Celebrates The Performing Arts of the Berkshires Stockbridge, MA, July 8, 2011–The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts has become world-renowned for its inspiring landscape and cultural attractions, including such performing arts centers as Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, and Barrington Stage Company. Look around the audience of any of these […]

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"Freedom of Worship," Asnake Melessa, 2011 ©Asnake Melessa. All rights reserved. Courtesy Embassy of the United States, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Let Freedom Reign!

2011 marks the 70th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s historic Four Freedoms speech, which later inspired Norman Rockwell’s painting of the same name. Celebrations are being held around the world to mark the occasion.

In January, the Embassy of the United States in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, announced the winners of an art competition where artists were invited to express their own interpretations of the four freedoms. A panel of judges selected four winning art works for awards, depicting each of the four freedoms. Enjoy a slideshow of all entries from the art competition.

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Illustrator Peter de Sève, and Scrat from “Ice Age.” Photograph by Marty Umans. Sketch by Peter de Sève. Photo ©Marty Umans. All rights reserved. Scrat and “Ice Age” ™ & ©Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Blue Sky & Beyond,” a Summer Program Series Celebrating the Art of Animation

Stockbridge, MA– In conjunction with its new exhibition “’Ice Age’ to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios,” Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Blue Sky & Beyond,” a summer program series to be held Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. during the months of July and August. Learn more about the art […]

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"Spring Flowers," Norman Rockwell. 1969. Oil on canvas, 30 3/8" x 25". Story illustration for "McCall's," May 1969. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©NRELC: Niles, IL.

Happy Spring!

Even in this beloved still-life, Norman Rockwell had to include a model: the robin is a sure sign of spring! Spring Flowers was originally a 1969 illustration for McCall’s. Rockwell was commissioned to paint a series of pictures of seasonal flowers, but he only completed the first. Spring Flowers appeared opposite a story on “Arranging […]

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