Adult Programs

Apr
27
Sun
Form, Function, and Furnishings
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Boy Practicing Trumpet, 1950. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.

What’s in a couch? Curator Joyce K. Schiller, Ph.D. will discuss the stories that illustrations of interior spaces reveal by analyzing the furnishings and decorative objects that appear in them.

TEA & TALK SERIES
Exploring Illustration
Join us for this engaging series exploring the history and diversity of illustrated images, which have shaped and reflected American culture. Free with Museum admission.

May
2
Fri
Meet Rockwell’s Models
May 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Norman Rockwell's models. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell’s models. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

First Friday of Each Month
Fridays, 
April 4, May 2, June 6 at 2:30 p.m.

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. 

April 4: Claire Williams

 

May
3
Sat
Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Norman Rockwell at Famous Artists School. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. Courtesy of Cortina Learning International/Famous Artists School.

Norman Rockwell at Famous Artists School. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. Courtesy of Cortina Learning International/Famous Artists School.

Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School
Saturday, May 3
2 p.m.

Founded in 1948 by illustrator, Albert Dorne, the Famous Artists School became America’s most popular art correspondence course during the mid-twentieth century, with help from some highly acclaimed faculty members, including our own Norman Rockwell. Curatorial Intern Ryan Mitten will discuss this celebrated school, which made a wealth of knowledge about the art of picturemaking available for the first time.

TEA & TALK SERIES
Exploring Illustration
Join us for this engaging series exploring the history and diversity of illustrated images, which have shaped and reflected American culture. Free with Museum admission.

May
9
Fri
Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts
May 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Norman Rockwell Self Portrait, 1959

Norman Rockwell Self Portrait, 1959

ALL ABOUT ROCKWELL
Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts
Second Friday of Each Month
Fridays, April 11, May 9, June 13 at 2:30p.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. Members free; free with Museum admission.

May
10
Sat
An Afternoon with Author Mary Higgins Clark and Wendell Minor
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

MHC & WM_editJoin us for an exciting afternoon with renowned suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark, whose forty-plus book have been bestsellers in the United States and throughout the world. Ms. Higgins Clark will be joined by illustrator Wendell Minor in conversation about their long-running friendship and their collaboration on two illustrated children’s books, The Magical Christmas Horse and Ghost Ship.

A book-signing following the program will feature these popular picture books, as well as Ms. Higgins Clark’s newest novel, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, released on April 1.

Free with Museum admission. Members free.

May
11
Sun
Take Mom to the Museum!
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mother_Tucking_Children_into_Bed-smCelebrate Mom today, with free admission for mothers, (always free for members!); gallery talks will share family themes in Rockwell’s paintings.

May
17
Sat
Meet Jackie Robinson
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
©Murray Tinkelman

©Murray Tinkelman

PERFORMANCE
Meet Jackie Robinson
Saturday, May 17
5 p.m.

This special first-person performance looks back at the life of beloved baseball icon Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), the American player who broke the color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. Before the program, relive the baseball’s golden age through Murray Tinkelman’s player-signed artworks, which are on view. Free with Museum admission; or $7 adults, $5 children; members free.

Jun
6
Fri
Meet Rockwell’s Models
Jun 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Norman Rockwell's models. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell’s models. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

First Friday of Each Month
Fridays, 
April 4, May 2, June 6 at 2:30 p.m.

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. 

April 4: Claire Williams

 

Jun
7
Sat
45th Anniversary Celebration & Summer Exhibition Premiere
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
[A Theater Entrance] c. 1906-10 Ink and watercolor on illustration board 19 13/16 x 14 13/16 inches Whitney Museum of American Art, Bequest of Josephine N. Hopper

[A Theater Entrance] c. 1906-10 Ink and watercolor on illustration board 19 13/16 x 14 13/16 inches Whitney Museum of American Art, Bequest of Josephine N. Hopper

Norman Rockwell Museum 45th Anniversary Celebration

and the premiere of 

The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

Saturday, June 7, 2014
6 – 10 p.m.

Celebrate Norman Rockwell Museum’s 45th Anniversary and the opening of our Edward Hopper exhibition with an evening evocative of New York City in the early 1900s. Featuring tastes, sounds, and views from a time and place where Rockwell and Hopper started their amazing careers.

This special event will raise important funds for the Museum, more information will be emailed soon and invitations will arrive in early May.

Sponsorships and advance table reservations are available. Please contact the Development office at 413.931.2264, or email cmoser@nrm.org

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Jun
13
Fri
Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts
Jun 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Norman Rockwell Self Portrait, 1959

Norman Rockwell Self Portrait, 1959

ALL ABOUT ROCKWELL
Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts
Second Friday of Each Month
Fridays, April 11, May 9, June 13 at 2:30p.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. Members free; free with Museum admission.

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