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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Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “We Can Do It: Shaping Popular Opinion During World War II”

Norman Rockwell Museum will present “We Can Do It: Shaping Popular Opinion During World War II,“ a special talk and brunch, on Sunday, April 22, starting at 11 a.m. Joyce K. Schiller, Ph.D., curator of the Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, will look at some of the posters made to support the World War II effort, and at the stimulus for some of the period’s memorable illustrations.

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Norman Rockwell Museum creativity center. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Coming Up at the Rockwell: Week of April 16, 2012

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK ART WORKSHOPS
Hold that Pose! Portraiture for Children
Monday through Friday
April 16 to 20, from 1 to 4 p.m.

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM/OLLI LECTURE SERIES
Seeing is Believing: Adventures in Visual Narration
Thursday, April 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

AMERICAN ICONS: ADVENTURES IN ILLUSTRATION SERIES
We Can Do It: Shaping Popular Opinion During World War II
Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m.

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Teens Making Art!

As I write, an enthusiastic group of teen artists is working away in the Museum’s classroom, immersed in the creation of unique hand made books of all sizes, shapes, and designs with gifted director of education, Melinda Georgeson. This is just one of the first in a series of upcoming workshops designed to connect teens with the world of art this spring and summer, from traditional media to cutting edge digital animation.

We hope that you’ll join us for these upcoming art workshops. Our talented, nurturing educators will spark creativity and imagination, and help teens of all ages to advance their artistic abilities.

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Photo of Everett Raymond Kinstler. Courtesy of the artist. All rights reserved.

Coming Up at the Rockwell: Week of April 9, 2012

Moving Pictures: The Art of Animation
Wednesday, April 11, 3:15 to 5 p.m.

Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts
Friday, April 13, 2:30 p.m.

The Art of Portraiture with Everett Raymond Kinstler
Talk and Painting Demonstration
Saturday, April 14, 1 to 4 p.m.

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Photo of Norman Rockwell working on “First Trip to the Beauty Parlor” with dog Pitter in his Stockbridge studio, 1972. Photo by Bill Scovill. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©NRELC: Niles, IL.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “It’s a Dog’s Life: Norman Rockwell Paints Man’s Best Friend”

        Stockbridge, MA, May 24 2011–Throughout artist Norman Rockwell’s career, dogs of all kinds–from wide-eyed beagles to endearing mutts–made frequent appearances in his work. A dog-lover himself, the artist realized how appealing dogs were to readers of the “Saturday Evening Post” and other publications, and he intentionally cast them as interacting figures […]

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