Special Events

Nov
14
Fri
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 or call 413.931.2221

 

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. $20, members free. RSVP ~ rsvp@nrm.org or call 413.931.2264

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
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
Jan
15
Thu
FOUR FREEDOMS FORUM: The Cultural Legacy of War
Jan 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

FOUR FREEDOMS FORUM
The Cultural Legacy of War
Thursday, January 17

5:30 p.m.

Why has war been an accepted response to conflict, and what cultural circumstances have established a climate for armed engagement? Join historian William H. Cohn, Ph.D. and other commentators in discussion about one of the most significant issues of our day. Four Freedoms Forums, inspired by Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, inspire community discourse and explore aspects of our democracy in a rapidly changing world. A reception will follow. Free.

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