Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell Museum premiered its newest exhibition, Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross, on Saturday, November 10, to an enthusiastic crowd of over 450 people. Visitors had the rare opportunity to view Alex Ross’ photo-realistic superhero art, and meet the acclaimed artist himself. Curated by the Andy Warhol Museum, the exhibition will be on view at Norman Rockwell Museum through February 24, 2013.

During the run of the Heroes & Villains exhibition, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a series of superhero-related programs.

School Vacation Week Programs

Comic Creations!

Wednesday, December 26 through Sunday, December 30, 1 to 5 p.m.

Envision your own story lines and design unique comic book characters during this lively series of drop-in art workshops inspired by the work of comic book master, Alex Ross. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and other favorite superheroes will be on view. Free with Museum admission, members free.

Educator’s Symposium

Comics in the Classroom

Saturday, January 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore curriculum-based connections to comics and creative applications for the classroom in this daylong immersion for educators inspired by Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross. Dr. William H. Foster, III of Naugatuck Valley Community College will explore the changing image of African Americans in comics, and Dr. James Kimble of Seton Hall University will discuss the prevalence of comics as domestic propaganda during World War II. PDPs are available. $30, $24 members.

Community Celebration

Honoring Our Hometown Heroes

Saturday, January 26 from 3 to 5 p.m.

What does it mean to be a hero in our world? Join us to honor the true superheroes in our region―from police and firefighters to veterans, medical professionals, and other community caregivers. Personal commentary, festive refreshments, and tours of Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross will be a part of this special evening. Free.

School Vacation Week Programs

Drawing and Painting from the (Illustration) Superheroes

Monday, February 18 through Saturday, February 23, 1 to 5 p.m.

Explore the art of illustration greats Norman Rockwell and Alex Ross, and design your own superheroes inspired by the works on view. These drop-in workshops for young artists of all ages will encourage experimentation with media and techniques. Free with Museum admission, members free.


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