There’s a lot happening at Norman Rockwell Museum lately—here in Stockbridge, around the nation, and online.
The Museum has just announced its participation in The Google Art Project. Norman Rockwell Museum is one of 151 different worldwide venues who are sharing their collection on Google’s innovative online art database, and one of only 29 participants, so far, from the United States (which includes The White House). Check out the Museum’s page on the site at www.googleartproject.com/collection/norman-rockwell-museumto view high-resolution examples of some of Norman Rockwell’s earliest work, from our permanent collection (yes, you can get as close as you like to this artwork!).
Continuing on the digital front, the Museum concludes its Moving Pictures: The Art of Animation workshop this Wednesday, April 11, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Join talented cartoonist/animator Scott Lincoln, for this hands-on look at the art of digital animation.
Those visiting New York City can get animated by taking in our successful traveling exhibition Ice Age to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios, on view at The Society of Illustrators through May 5, 2012. If you’re in the Michigan area, don’t miss Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney, on view at the Flint Institute of Arts. And if you’re near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, enjoy American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, on view at the Winnipeg Art Gallery through May 27, 2012. A full-list of Norman Rockwell’s traveling exhibitions and schedule can be found here.
Back in Stockbridge we have an exciting week planned, with a visit from portrait artist/illustrator Everett Raymond Kinstler on Saturday, April 14. Mr. Kinstler will be conducting a talk and live demonstration on the art of painted portraiture. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view the master portraitist at work, from 1 to 4 p.m., and be sure to check out our current exhibition Everett Raymond Kinstler: Pulps to Portraits, on view at Norman Rockwell Museum through May 28.
Rounding out the week, join Curator of Education Tom Daly for a look at Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts, on Friday, April 13, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Norman Rockwell’s unique brand of humor, and be sure to check out our April Fools contest, for your chance to win two tickets to Norman Rockwell Museum and a Rockwell print—no foolin’!
See you in Stockbridge, around the nation, on in the virtual world!