BUILD A BETTER BABY CARRIAGE: A 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
May 14, 2016 through October 30, 2016

This celebration of the centenary of Norman Rockwell Museum’s first Saturday Evening Post cover, Boy with Baby Carriage, published on May 16, 1916, will provide inspiration for exciting new works in diverse media by contemporary artists. Three-dimensional works based upon Rockwell’s theme will enliven the Museum grounds this summer and fall.

Juried Exhibition Overview

Norman Rockwell Museum invites participation in a most unusual juried exhibition of contemporary sculpture and installation art. Artists working in all media may submit proposals for Build a Better Baby Carriage, a juried exhibition held in conjunction with the centenary of Norman Rockwell’s first Saturday Evening Post cover, Boy with Baby Carriage, published on May 16, 1916. This outdoor installation will feature unique original works inspired by baby carriages and Norman Rockwell’s art. Works will be displayed on the museum’s beautiful 36-acre site overlooking the Housatonic River.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in New York City in 1894, Norman Rockwell always wanted to be an artist. At age 14, Rockwell enrolled in art classes at The New York School of Art (formerly The Chase School of Art). Two years later, in 1910, he left high school to study art at The National Academy of Design. He soon transferred to The Art Students League, where he studied with Thomas Fogarty and George Bridgman. Fogarty’s instruction in illustration prepared Rockwell for his first commercial commissions. From Bridgman, Rockwell learned the technical skills on which he relied throughout his long career.

Rockwell found success early. He painted his first commission of four Christmas cards before his sixteenth birthday. While still in his teens, he was hired as art director of Boys’ Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, and began a successful freelance career illustrating a variety of young people’s publications.

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IMAGES

Erika Crofut Birdy Buggy, 2016 © Erika Crofut $1200
Angelo J Sinisi Nuclear Family Totem, 2016 © Angelo J Sinisi $4000
Nicole Peskin Bachelor, 2016 © Nicole Peskin $9,000
Thomas Mesquita Bedrock Carriage, 2016 © Thomas Mesquita $3,000
Dee Moretto Christmas Buggy on Main, 2016 © Dee Moretto
Betsy Koscher To Ginger the New Nani, 2016 © Betsy Koscher $1,200
Thomas Fiorini Junk Yard Baby Buggie, 2016 © Thomas Fiorini $11,000
Mike Field’s Collection Hot Rod Baby, 2016 NFS

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Norman Rockwell Museum call for entries       Springfield Republican         March 17, 2016

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Boy With Baby Carriage Giclee Print
From $17.00

Norman Rockwell The Saturday Evening Post cover, May 20, 1916. High quality giclee print.

Norman Rockwell’s very first cover for the Saturday Evening Post cover, for which he was paid $75 in 1916. He wrote, ” In those days the cover of the Post was the greatest show window in America for an illustrator. If you did a cover for the Post you had arrived… Two million subscribers and then their wives, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, friends. Wow! All looking at my cover.

Boy With Baby Carriage Framed Canvas Giclee Print
From $124.00

Norman Rockwell The Saturday Evening Post cover, May 20, 1916. High quality giclee print.

Norman Rockwell’s very first cover for the Saturday Evening Post cover, for which he was paid $75 in 1916. He wrote, ” In those days the cover of the Post was the greatest show window in America for an illustrator. If you did a cover for the Post you had arrived… Two million subscribers and then their wives, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, friends. Wow! All looking at my cover.

Boy With Baby Carriage Canvas Giclee Print
From $72.25

Norman Rockwell The Saturday Evening Post cover, May 20, 1916. High quality giclee print.

Norman Rockwell’s very first cover for the Saturday Evening Post cover, for which he was paid $75 in 1916. He wrote, ” In those days the cover of the Post was the greatest show window in America for an illustrator. If you did a cover for the Post you had arrived… Two million subscribers and then their wives, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, friends. Wow! All looking at my cover.

VENUE(S)

Norman Rockwell Museum      May 14, 2016 – October 30, 2016

DIRECTIONS

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road / Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100 x 221

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Route 7 runs north to south through the Berkshires. Follow Route 7 South to Stockbridge. Turn right onto Route 102 West and follow through Main Street Stockbridge. Shortly after going through town, you will veer to the right to stay on Route 102 West for approximately 1.8 miles. At the flashing light, make a left onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.
Route 7 runs north to south through the Berkshires. Follow Route 7 North into Stockbridge. Turn left onto Route 102 West at the stop sign next to The Red Lion Inn. Shortly after you make the left turn, you will veer to the right to stay on Route 102 West for approximately 1.8 miles. At the flashing light, make a left onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.
Boston (two-and-a-half hours) or Springfield (one hour):
Take the Ma ssachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West, getting off at exit 2 – Lee. At the light at the end of the ramp turn left onto Route 20 East and then immediately turn right onto Route 102 West. Follow Route 102 West into Stockbridge Center (about five miles). Continue going west on Route 102 (Main St.). Shortly after going through town, you will veer to the right to stay on Route 102 West for approximately 1.8 miles. At the flashing light, make a left onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.
from Albany and west: (one hour) Take I-90 east to exit B3 – Route 22. Go south on New York Route 22 to Massachusetts Route 102 East. Stay on Route 102 East through West Stockbridge. Continue on Route 102 East approximately 5.5 miles until you come to a blinking light at the intersection of Route 183. Make a right at the blinking light onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.
(two-and-a-half hours) Take either the New York State Thruway or the Taconic State Parkway to I-90 East. Follow I-90 East to exit B3 – Route 22. Go south on New York Route 22 to Massachusetts Route 102 East. Stay on Route 102 East through West Stockbridge. Continue on Route 102 East approximately 5.5 miles until you come to a blinking light at the intersection of Route 183. Make a right at the blinking light onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.
(one-and-a-half hours) Take I-91 North to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West, getting off at exit 2 – Lee. At the light at the end of the ramp turn left onto Route 20 East and then immediately turn right onto Route 102 West. Follow Route 102 West into Stockbridge Center (about five miles). Continue going west on Route 102 (Main St.). Shortly after going through town, you will veer to the right to stay on Route 102 West for approximately 1.8 miles. At the flashing light, make a left onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.
(five minutes)
Go west on Route 102 (Main St.). Shortly after going through town, you will veer to the right to stay on Route 102 West for approximately 1.8 miles. At the flashing light, make a left onto Route 183 South and the Museum entrance is 0.6 miles down on the left.

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This exhibition is not available for hosting. Please refer to our list of exhibitions that are available for hosting here…

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