Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge Studio, May 2015

Open for business! Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio, May 2015 at Norman Rockwell Museum.

It is a beautiful week to visit the Berkshires and Norman Rockwell Museum. The magnolias and other spring flowers are in full bloom on our 36-acre campus, and we have equally interesting sights on display in our galleries.

Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio is open for the season. Take a trip back in time to see the artist’s original working space circa 1960, when he was working on his iconic Golden Rule. The original painting is on display in our main galleries, along with other exquisite objects from our collection. We also are featuring several unique art loans, including The New Tavern Sign, a 1936 oil on canvas created for The Saturday Evening Post; the painting depicts one of Rockwell’s kindred spirits from time past—the colonial sign painter—and is flanked by two mock travel signs from our permanent collection, created the by artist as reference.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "The New Tavern Sign (Colonial Sign Painter)," 1936

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “The New Tavern Sign (Colonial Sign Painter),” 1936. Oil on canvas. Illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” February 22, 1936. Private collection. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN

J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post continues through the month, and we have an exciting musical performance this Saturday, May 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. “The Jazz Age” will be an evening of music with Dr. John Myers, a professor of music at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, who performs regularly as a jazz and classical guitarist.  Inspired by Leyendecker’s art deco styled works, the jazz music performance is free for members or with regular Museum admission.

Need a little spring in your step? Enjoy a visit to Norman Rockwell Museum this month!


Enjoy springtime specials in the Norman Rockwell Museum Store

“Jazz-age music will accompany jazz-age art at Norman Rockwell Museum,” Berkshire Eagle, May 7, 2015