Norman Rockwell’s name has become synonymous with the holidays. The Saturday Evening Post published a Rockwell Christmas cover every year from 1919 through 1942, and its appearance on America’s newsstands was an annual tradition. The artist’s twenty-nine Christmas covers comprise a major chapter in his career. Norman Rockwell’s classic holiday images were also published by Hallmark Cards between 1948 and 1957.
Norman Rockwell’s illustrations for Hallmark Cards evoke an instantly familiar tradition within American mythology, so closely is the artist associated with the holiday. Much of the iconography of the American Christmas was invented by the popular media, and Rockwell’s jovial Santas and lighthearted Dickensian scenes from the 1920s and 1930s played important roles in its shaping.
Join us this month as we present a spirited group of exhibitions and programs to celebrate the season at Norman Rockwell Museum.
Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays
On view through February 8, 2015
Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure
On view through March 8, 2015
Also on View:
Norman Rockwell reference photos, studies, and our Main Street at Christmas train set display.
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