Adult Programs

Nov
7
Fri
Meet Rockwell’s Models
Nov 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Norman Rockwell model Claire Williams, 2014

Photo of Norman Rockwell model, Claire Willaims, at Norman Rockwell Museum’s models reunion, July 2014. Photo by Carlton Dodge. ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

GALLERY TALK

Find out what it was like to pose for America’s favorite illustrator from Rockwell’s own models, who share their personal experiences. Free with Museum admission, members free.

November model: Claire Williams

Nov
14
Fri
Norman Rockwell in Detail
Nov 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
"Art Critic," Norman Rockwell, 1955. Oil on canvas, 39 1/2" x 36 1/4". Cover illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," April 16, 1955. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

“Art Critic,” Norman Rockwell, 1955. Oil on canvas, 39 1/2″ x 36 1/4″. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” April 16, 1955. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

Norman Rockwell in Detail
Fridays, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13
2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Norman Rockwell’s unique brand of humor during this engaging, enlightening series exploring the artist’s adventures in illustration, with Curator of Education Tom Daly. Free with Museum admission, members free.

 

Imagining History: An Evening for Educators with Mort Künstler
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mort Kunstler, "Rendezvous with Destiny"

Mort Kunstler, “Rendezvous with Destiny,” 2007. Oil on canvas. Collection of the artist.  ©Mort Künstler Inc. All rights reserved.

Explore the connectivity between art, history, and the American experience during this special evening with acclaimed artist Mort Künstler. $10; free for Museum members. RSVP by contacting the Museum by email.

 

Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure

On view November 8, 2014 through March 8, 2015

Known today for his meticulously researched historical paintings, Mort Künstler is also a prolific illustrator who has worked on a broad spectrum of assignments for more than fifty years―from paperback book jackets and men’s adventure magazine illustrations to movie posters, model kit boxes, and advertisements for prominent corporations. His dramatic, beautifully-crafted images, conceived in every possible genre throughout his outstanding career, will be the focus of this exhibition, which draws from the artist’s vast and highly-regarded body of work. His romance, war, and sporting illustrations for True, Argosy, The Saturday Evening Post, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, American Weekly, Men’s Story among others, and his contemporary historical paintings that capture the heroes and battles of the American Civil War, will be on view.

 

 

Nov
15
Sat
OPENING EVENT – MORT KÜNSTLER: THE ART OF ADVENTURE
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mort Künstler, Buried Alive for Four Months, 1965.

Mort Künstler, Buried Alive for Four Months, 1965.

Opening Event
MORT KÜNSTLER: THE ART OF ADVENTURE

Saturday, November 15, 2014
6 to 8:30.p.m.

Comments at 6:30 p.m. by Mort Künstler

Known for his meticulously researched historical paintings of the American Civil War and other subjects, Mort Künstler is also a prolific illustrator whose romance, adventure, and sporting illustrations have engaged and entertained readers for five decades. Original artworks created for such popular twentieth century publications as True, Argosy, Men’s Story, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, American Weekly, and The Saturday Evening Post, as well as movie posters, book jackets, advertisements, and history paintings reflect diverse artistic genres and the evolution of a distinguished sixty year career.

Books and prints signed by Mr. Künstler will be available in the Museum store. At the request of the artist and his family, Mr. Künstler will not be signing books or prints at the opening.  He will be signing prints and books on November 29th and March 7th at the Museum.

 

Dec
5
Fri
Meet Rockwell’s Models
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Norman Rockwell model Claire Williams, 2014

Photo of Norman Rockwell model, Claire Willaims, at Norman Rockwell Museum’s models reunion, July 2014. Photo by Carlton Dodge. ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

GALLERY TALK

Find out what it was like to pose for America’s favorite illustrator from Rockwell’s own models, who share their personal experiences. Free with Museum admission, members free.

November model: Claire Williams

The 25th Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation Weekend
Dec 5 @ 8:18 pm – 9:18 pm
Dec
6
Sat
The 25th Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation Weekend
Dec 6 @ 8:18 pm – 9:18 pm
Dec
7
Sun
The 25th Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation Weekend
Dec 7 @ 8:18 pm – 9:18 pm
Dec
12
Fri
Norman Rockwell in Detail
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
"Art Critic," Norman Rockwell, 1955. Oil on canvas, 39 1/2" x 36 1/4". Cover illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," April 16, 1955. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

“Art Critic,” Norman Rockwell, 1955. Oil on canvas, 39 1/2″ x 36 1/4″. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” April 16, 1955. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

Norman Rockwell in Detail
Fridays, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13
2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Norman Rockwell’s unique brand of humor during this engaging, enlightening series exploring the artist’s adventures in illustration, with Curator of Education Tom Daly. Free with Museum admission, members free.

 

Dec
27
Sat
Victorian Holiday: Fashion in the Dickensian Era An Evening with Fashion Historian Lynda Meyer
Dec 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

HOLIDAY EVENT
Victorian Holiday: Fashion in the Dickensian Era
An Evening with Fashion Historian Lynda Meyer
Saturday, December 27

5:30 p.m.

The writings of Charles Dickens provided artistic inspiration for Norman Rockwell throughout his lifetime. Explore Rockwell’s holiday paintings, which reflect his love of Dickensian dress, and learn more about the fashions of the time from fashion historian Linda Meyer, the proprietor of Lynda’s Antique Clothing Loft in Adams, MA. Hot cider and sweet treats will be served. Free with Museum admission; program only $10; members free.

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