Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Victorian Era Holiday Programs

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit," 1934

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. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections.

Stockbridge, MA, December 11, 2014—In conjunction with its current exhibition, “Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays,” Norman Rockwell Museum will present a series of programs inspired by the Victorian era and Rockwell’s love for the writings of Charles Dickens.

On Saturday, December 27, starting at 5:30 p.m., join us for a look at fashions from the Dickensian era. Explore Norman Rockwell’s holiday paintings which feature Victorian dress, and learn more about the fashions of the time from historian Linda Meyer, the proprietor of Lynda’s Antique Clothing Loft in Adams, Massachusetts. Refreshments will be served during the program, which is free with Museum admission ($10 for program only).

From Saturday, December 27 through Friday, January 2 (closed January 1), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum will present drop-in vacation-week programs inspired by the Dickensian influence in Rockwell’s art. Visitors can celebrate the season with art making, tours, readings, and live music in the galleries, courtesy of the Berkshire Community Music School. The afternoon programs are free with regular Museum admission.

Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays
On view through February 8, 2015

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. The exhibition is sponsored by Christen & Duncan Pollock and Peter C. Williams.

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