NYC Edward A. Reynolds HS visit NRM, May 2015

Students from NYC’s Edward A. Reynolds High School learn more about Norman Rockwell during a recent visit to Norman Rockwell Museum on May 28, 2015. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Our educational outreach continues at Norman Rockwell Museum.

This past May, Norman Rockwell Museum welcomed back students from New York City’s Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School. The students are in the process of petitioning for the renaming of a Norman Rockwell street on 140 West 102 Street, near their school and where Rockwell lived during his early days. The students, lead by teacher Rene Mills, enjoyed the chance to view Rockwell’s original artwork, his Stockbridge studio, and the Museum’s archives.

We continue to assist the students with their effort, and will keep you updated on their progress.

In Pittsfield, MA, Museum educators have been working with the city’s Student Resource Center to create a mural for their new facility, as a way to express themselves. As reported by The Berkshire Eagle, “the SRC serves students who are experiencing a range of academic and/or behavioral issues or life difficulties affecting their attendance and performance in a traditional school setting.”

Learn more about these recent educational efforts in the links below:

“Norman Rockwell’s NYC Roots May Be Honored With Street Renaming,” DNAinfo, April 15, 2015

“Mural project brightens Student Resource Center in Pittsfield,” Berkshire Eagle, May 31, 2015

“NYC students push for ‘Norman Rockwell Place’ to mark artist’s birthplace,” Berkshire Eagle, May 31, 2015

“NYC Teens Find Connection with Norman Rockwell,” iBerkshires, May 29, 2015

“NYC Students to Name Street on Upper West Side After Norman Rockwell,” Time Warner Cable News, May 28, 2015