Reference photo for Norman Rockwell's "The Optician"
Reference photo for Norman Rockwell’s “The Optician.” Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, IL. From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present an afternoon with original Norman Rockwell models on Saturday, September, 18, from 12 to 4 p.m. Meet Dick Clemens and Eddie Locke, who posed for Rockwell’s classic 1958 painting The Runaway, and other fellow models who will share their stories about working for America’s favorite illustrator. The afternoon will include special gallery talks, as well as a print signing. Visitors will also have the opportunity to try their own hand at posing for the picture, in a special Runaway-inspired lunch counter created by Lt. Thomas McNulty. The afternoon is free with regular Museum admission.

Currently on view:
Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers

For nearly fifty years, millions of Americans brought Norman Rockwell’s art into their homes, enjoying the artist’s Saturday Evening Post covers while seated in their favorite chairs, surrounded by their belongings in the company of their families. This intimate connection with Rockwell’s art made his images a part of the fabric of American lives. This comprehensive exhibition of original Saturday Evening Post cover tear sheets features each of Norman Rockwell’s illustrations for the publication, created between 1916 and 1963.