Stockbridge, MA, June 26, 2015—In conjunction with its new exhibition, Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs, Norman Rockwell Museum will present Comic Relief: Art, Life, and Laughter, a series of talks, performances, and wellness experiences to be held at the Museum on Thursday nights, starting at 5:30 p.m. in July and August. The evening events are free for Museum members, or with regular Museum admission. Reservations are suggested, or required as noted.


What’s In Your Closet? Appraising Art and Antiques
Thursday, August 20, 5:30 p.m.

Learn how objects are appraised, and bring your special piece in for comment and an informal appraisal from Charlie Flint of Charles Flint Antiques in Lenox.

Laughter in the face of…well, you know
Thursday, August 27, 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy a humorous, melodic evening of song with Quintessential, a creative and accomplished a cappella group, featuring David Anderegg, Jim McMenamy, Al Thorpe, and Jay Wise.

Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs
On view through October 26, 2015

Over the past 37 years, readers of The New Yorker have been enjoying cartoonist Roz Chast’s signature style and wit. From her timelessly funny cartoons and lively children’s picture books, to her intricately-painted pysanka eggs and hand-made textiles, Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs will feature works representing the breadth of Chast’s entire artistic career. A highlight of the exhibition will be nearly 120 original drawings from her award-winning memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? which tackles the sensitive subject of caring for the elderly, with thoughtful insight and humor.