March 6 through June 20, 2010

Norman and Molly Rockwell on swings, Arizona, 1969. Photo by W.L. Rusho. Norman Rockwell Museum Archives. Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, IL.


“If you can’t be original, be as common as you can.”
—Norman Rockwell

Narrated by photographs, artwork, and personal effects, this engaging biographical study examines the life of artist Norman Rockwell, from New York City beginnings to his later Stockbridge years. Rarely viewed collections―from baby clothes to the artist’s vertical bifocals―offer unique insights into the life of one “common” man who produced indelible images of twentieth century America.