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.


H. A. Rey, final illustration for “This is George. He lived in Africa,” published in "The Original Curious George" (1998), France, 1939–40, watercolor, charcoal, and color pencil on paper. H. A. & Margret Rey Papers, de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi.

Curious George Saves The Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey

FINAL DAYS! On view through February 5, 2012

Curious George, the beloved, irrepressible monkey of children’s book lore, is famous for his ability to “save the day.” Interpreting the role he played in safeguarding his own creators in times of danger as symbolic, this exhibition delves into the remarkable lives and works of Margret and H. A. Rey.

Featuring nearly 80 original drawings and preparatory dummies for the Rey’s children’s books and documentation related to their escape from Nazi-occupied Europe, the exhibition will examine the parallels between the obstacles the couple faced and the drawings that may have saved their lives.

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Robert Sabuda pop-up illustration from "Dinosaurs (Encyclopedia Prehistorica Series)" by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. Published by Candlewick Press, 2005. Artwork ©Robert Sabuda. All rights reserved.

Pop-Up! The Magical World of Movable Books

November 12, 2011 through April 22, 2012

The history and wonder of pop-up books will be brought to life in this special exhibition featuring Barbara and Bernard Shapiro’s extensive collection of movable literature for the young and the young at heart. The exhibition will feature diverse genres, from whimsy and fantasy to the worlds of art, history and science.

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Norman Rockwell and the Ghost of Dickens

November 19, 2011 through February 25, 2012

This celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth will feature original Rockwell artworks inspired by the literary giant’s contributions, which were among the artist’s favorite books.

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Allen Bell (1946 – 2011)

Norman Rockwell Museum has lost a dear friend.

Allen Bell, Manager of Safety and Warehouse, looked out for us all. He would have celebrated his 15th year with the Museum on September 24th, 2011. Sadly, he died unexpectedly at home just before we were to commemorate his anniversary.

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Virtual Studio

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