Happy Holidays 2013

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Thanksgiving: Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes," 1945

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Thanksgiving: Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes,” 1945. Oil on canvas, 35″ x 33 1/2″. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” November 24, 1945. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. Private collection. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukah from all of us at Norman Rockwell Museum. The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 28, but open this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We welcome you and your family for a visit during this start to the holiday season. Check out our Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas train display as well as exciting new holiday exhibitions.

Currently on view: Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays presents a festive collection of original art Norman Rockwell created for favorite magazines and holiday cards, which brought the spirit of the season to life. The exhibition will be on view through January 26, 2014.

Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the four-decade career of illustrator Wendell Minor, highlighting his 25th anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books. Original artwork on display has been influenced by Minor’s love of history, art, science, and the natural world. The exhibition is on view through May 26, 2014.

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers  features each of Rockwell’s illustrations created for the venerable publication between 1916 and 1963— from Boy with Baby Carriage to the artist’s portrait of John F. Kennedy, republished on December 14, 1963 as a memorial cover for the President.

Looking ahead: the town of Stockbridge will celebrate its annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas weekend from December 6 through 8, and Norman Rockwell Museum will be opening its newest exhibition, Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson on Saturday, December 7, with a special family exhibition opening event from 4 to 7 p.m. Meet the artist and view her beautiful fantasy art, including her favorite —The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

And don’t forget, Norman Rockwell Museum’s store is open to help you get a jump on finding that perfect holiday gift. Shop in-person or online at store.nrm.org.


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