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.


Photo courtesy Everett Raymond Kinstler. All rights reserved.

Coming Up at the Rockwell: Week of March 5, 2012

Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts
Friday, March 9, 2:30 p.m.

“Everett Raymond Kinstler: Pulps to Portraits”
Exhibition Opening
Saturday, March 10, 5 to 7 p.m.

Sunday Sketchbook: Drawing in the Galleries
Sunday, March 11, 1 to 3 p.m.

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Ushering in the Ice Age…and the Digital Age

Last week, Curator of Archival Collections Corry Kanzenberg and I had the pleasure of visiting with award-winning illustrator Peter de Sève in preparation for our upcoming exhibition, “‘Ice Age’ to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios,” which will open with a bang at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, June 11, 2011.

Pictured here in his parlor under a vibrant, colorful likeness of the artist by Philip Burke, de Sève is an outstanding draftsman and the lead character designer for the blockbuster animated film, “Ice Age,” and its popular sequels, “The Meltdown” and “Dawn of the Dinosaurs.” Scrat, Sid, Manny, Diego, and Ellie are just a few of the many “Ice Age” characters that have been imagined in his fluid, emotive drawings, as has Rodney, the beloved protagonist in “Robots,” another film by Blue Sky/20th Century Fox, directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha.

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Artwork by Scott Lincoln. ©Scott Lincoln. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Summer Animation Art Workshops for Teens

STOCKBRIDGE, MA, May 19, 2011–Norman Rockwell Museum will explore the art of animation this summer with a series of weeklong art workshops for teens to be held during the month of July. The workshops are being held in conjunction with the Museum’s upcoming exhibition “’Ice Age’ to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of […]

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Four Freedoms Forums

Sustainable/Renewable Energy

Thursday, May 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum series returns with a community dialogue about the timely topic of renewable and sustainable energy. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, community conversation at the Four Freedoms Forums is free and open to the public.

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Receive The Presidential Treatment at Norman Rockwell Museum!

Presidents Day, Monday, February 20, 2012

As America’s favorite illustrator, Norman Rockwell got “presidential” on several occasions, painting portraits of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan (the artist was also fond of illustrating scenes referencing Lincoln). He also illustrated presidential themes, including Kennedy’s Peace Corps, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms.

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