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Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum Presents
Home Run! An All American Baseball Day
Stockbridge, MA, May 18, 2018—Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the national pastime with Home Run! An All American Baseball Day, to be held at the Museum on Saturday, July 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. The family festival day will kick off the summer season with a tribute to the sport and artists who have captured the excitement of the game.
Featured speakers during the event include Larry Moore, Museum and Outreach Educator from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, who will explore the history and evolution of baseball equipment; Norman Rockwell Museum Curator of Education Tom Daly, who will deliver an illustrated talk about Norman Rockwell’s many baseball-themed works; and members of Baseball in the Berkshires, who will talk about the rich history of the game in the region.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their mitts, and have the opportunity to toss the ball around our Museum grounds with members of the Pittsfield Suns and Berkshire County Adult Baseball League. Hands-on art making, gallery tours, and other special presentations will round out this family-friendly day. The event is free for Museum members, children 18 and under, or included with Museum admission.
About Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The Museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of art and archival materials relating to Rockwell’s life and work, while also preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting a growing collection of art by other American illustrators throughout history. The Museum engages diverse audiences through onsite and traveling exhibitions, as well as publications, arts and humanities programs, and comprehensive online resources.
The Museum’s dedication to a deepened understanding of the art of illustration has led to the formation of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies. The first of its kind in the nation, this research institute supports sustained scholarship and establishes the Museum’s leadership in the vanguard of preservation and interpretation relating to this important aspect of American visual culture.
Located on 36 park-like acres in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Rockwell’s hometown for the last 25 years of his life, the Museum is open seven days a week, year-round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Museum hours from May through October are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays during the month of August; from November through April: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Rockwell’s studio is open May through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum admission is $20, $18 for seniors, $17 for military veterans, $10 for students, and free for children 18 and under.
Norman Rockwell Museum welcomes active U.S. military members with free admission throughout the year. Additionally, we are a Blue Star museum and offer active U.S. military personnel and their immediate family, complimentary admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Visit the Museum online at www.nrm.org.