Reference photo for Norman Rockwell's "Circus," 1955. Photo by Bill Scovill. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.

Reference photo for Norman Rockwell’s “Circus,” 1955. Photo by Bill Scovill. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, June 21, 2013— In celebration of the 20th anniversary of its new building, Norman Rockwell Museum will hold a special Norman Rockwell models reunion on Saturday, July 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. Meet the faces behind some of Rockwell’s most famous paintings, including*: “Rosie The Riveter,” “The Runaway,” and “Red Sox Locker Room (The Rookie);” Melinda Pelham, the daughter of Rockwell’s Arlington, Vermont assistant/artist Gene Pelham, will also be present and talk about her recent Rockwell discovery and appearance on PBS-TV’s “Antiques Roadshow.” Models played an important part in the creation of Norman Rockwell’s artwork, throughout the illustrator’s long career; listen as they share their experiences during this day of talks, panel discussions, signings, and art-making opportunities. The Norman Rockwell Models Reunion is free with regular Museum admission.

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