They say April showers bring May flowers, and things are starting to bloom here on the Norman Rockwell Museum campus. The weather is supposed to be quite nice this week, so why not join us and take in the sights—both inside and out?
On Tuesday, May 1, we reopen Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio for the season. Take a trip back in time to visit Rockwell’s workspace circa 1960, when the artist was working on his iconic Golden Rule painting. The reinstallation of the studio has been made possible through the Museum’s ongoing digitization efforts of the artist’s entire collection.
Our Seeing is Believing: Adventures in Visual Narration lecture series continues on Thursday, May 3, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join Museum curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller, Ph.D. for a look at the deep and ever-present links between imagery and culture. The lecture is being co-presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI); please contact OLLI at 413.236.2190 to register.
On Friday, May 6, at 2:30 p.m., meet Norman Rockwell model Ed Locke, who will explain what is was like to pose for the artist’s beloved paintings, The Runaway and Before The Shot. The event is free with regular Museum admission.
Of course there is always original art to view as well, including classic Norman Rockwell art, original illustrations from the artist’s children’s book Willie Was Different, and our ongoing exhibition of the work of illustrator/portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler.
See you at Norman Rockwell Museum!