Norman Rockwell Museum To Celebrate Cultural Traditions with Members and Donors Holiday Party
Stockbridge, MA, November 26, 2018—In conjunction with its new exhibition Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration, Norman Rockwell Museum will host a seasonal holiday party for its members on Friday, December 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The family-friendly celebration will feature holiday food from around the world, a chance to take in the holiday exhibitions, and activities for the whole family. The special Members and Donors event will also include the opportunity to build a holiday lantern, symbolizing the common theme of light in all traditions, and participate in a festive outdoor Lantern Parade. For more information on becoming a member or making a gift to Norman Rockwell Museum, visit www.nrm.org/join-support
Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration
On view through February 10, 2019
This fall/winter season, Norman Rockwell Museum explores the commonality and distinctiveness of people through the art and stories found in children’s holiday picture books, created by six award-winning illustrators. Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration features over 40 original artworks representing traditional winter holidays, including: Harriet Ziefert’s Hanukkah Haiku (2008), illustrated by Karla Gudeon; Clement Clarke Moore’s The Night Before Christmas (2006), illustrated by Russian-born illustrator Gennady Spirin; The Night of Las Posadas (1999), written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola; Andrea Davis Pinkney’s Seven Candles for Kwanzaa (1993), illustrated by Brian Pinkney; Bringing in the New Year (2008), written and illustrated by Grace Lin; and Dusk, written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz. Inviting families to experience the traditions of the world around the holidays serves as a platform for understanding, tolerance, kindness, and humane action.