July 13, 2013 through October 18, 2013

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "She’s My Baby," 1927. Oil on canvas. Cover illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," June 4, 1927. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Young, Jr. ©1927 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “She’s My Baby,” 1927. Oil on canvas. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” June 4, 1927. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Young, Jr. ©1927 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

Norman Rockwell’s appreciative view of humanity was a hallmark of his work. Above all, he loved to paint pictures that offered a mostly-positive view of people and their interactions with one another, whether as sweethearts, friends, or family. In 1943, a Time reporter said, “He constantly achieves that compromise between a love of realism and the tendency to idealize, which is one of the most deeply ingrained characteristics of the American people.” This special installation explores Rockwell’s vision for a kinder, gentler world, as evidenced in the relationship-inspired subjects that emerged in his art. Classic original Saturday Evening Post covers underscore Rockwell’s ability to see the best in us, though he did not turn a blind eye to life’s ongoing challenges.

This exhibition features special enhanced material, accessible through QR codes. Bring your own digital devices to learn the rest of the story.

Take a “Digital Tour” of the exhibition here *

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Related Links:

“Historical Sites Welcome Kids Who Love to Text,” Wall Street Journal,
August 1, 2013

“Local Museums Embracing Technology,” WAMC Radio, August 15, 2013

“Culture a Click Away,Berkshire Eagle, September 6, 2013

Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

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