Spring Break

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Spring Flowers," 1969. Oil on canvas, 30 3/8" x 25". Story illustration for "McCall's," May 1969. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Spring Flowers,” 1969. Oil on canvas, 30 3/8″ x 25″. Story illustration for “McCall’s,” May 1969. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.

It’s a beautiful start to the week here at Norman Rockwell Museum. Join us for school vacation week drop-in art workshops through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Artist Pat O’Donnell will lead participants in creative exercises inspired by the work on view.

Part of our permanent collection, Norman Rockwell’s charming still life, Spring Flowers, was published in McCall’s in 1969. It was inspired by his third wife, Molly. By using her sun hat, garden gloves, sneakers, and the arrangement of flowers in the basket, Rockwell portrays Molly’s presence without painting her directly. It is a portrait of a woman who stays in touch with nature through the medium of her garden.

Admire the garden and blossoming trees on our own grounds, and please excuse the construction underway on the Museum walkway and Rockwell’s studio. Things are shaping up nicely here at the Museum this spring!

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