Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "New Kids in the Neighborhood," 1967

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “New Kids in the Neighborhood,” 1967. Oil on canvas. Illustration for “Look,” May 16, 1967. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, November 30, 2015—As part of its new Food for Thought series of talks, Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Coming of Age: Rockwell’s Children Grow Up,” on Sunday, December 13, starting at 11 a.m. The term “Rockwellian” has been used to denote a world replete with harmony in familial relationships, patriotism, optimism, and a general feeling that all is well. In Norman Rockwell’s world, children grow up before our eyes—still disobeying rules, grappling with social pressures, and struggling with their evolution to adulthood. Jesse Kowalski, the Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions, will look at the many children in Rockwell’s work, who are portrayed as dimensional beings in all stages of life. A continental brunch will be served. Admission to the talk costs $20, $15 for Museum members, and includes Museum admission. For more information or to make reservations, please contact the Museum at 413.931.2221.

Food For Thought: Curatorial Perspectives

Join Norman Rockwell Museum curators for a special series of talks that offer new perspectives on Norman Rockwell’s art; a brunch will be served. $20, $15 Museum members; includes Museum admission.

The Pullman Porter Norman Rockwell’s “Boy in Dining Car”
Sunday, January 17, 11 a.m.

Join Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Stephanie Plunkett for an in-depth look at Norman Rockwell’s 1946 “Saturday Evening Post” cover, “Boy in Dining Car;” as well as some history on the Pullman porters of American train travel.

Politics and Romance? Norman Rockwell’s Presidents and Valentines
Sunday, February 14, 11 a.m.

Celebrate Valentines and Presidents Day weekend with Curator of Education Tom Daly, who will explore Norman Rockwell’s depictions of political figures and romance in his artwork.