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During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images on the covers and pages of their favorite magazines, and on holiday cards that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images, which reflected the best in us, are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Original drawings for Hallmark cards, paintings inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic story, A Christmas Carol, a point-of-purchase Coca-Cola Santa, and costumes and props featured in Rockwell’s artwork will be on view. Sponsored by Christen & Duncan Pollock and Peter C. Williams.
“‘Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays’ brings Yuletide cheer,” MassLive.com, December 17, 2014
Victorian Holiday: Fashion in the Dickensian Era
Saturday, December 27, 5:30 p.m.
Rockwell and Dickens: A Victorian Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 27 through Friday, January 2
(Closed January 1), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Home for Christmas, 1955. Oil on canvas. Illustration for Sheaffer Pen Company advertisement. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections, gift of Sheaffer-Eaton. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.
2. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), These were the players, 1920. Oil on canvas. Story illustration for “An Old English Christmas,” by Emily Lovett Eaton, St. Nicholas, December 1920. Private collection.
3. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, 1934. Oil on canvas. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, December 15, 1934 Private collection. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.