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Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance

Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance

February 10, 2018 through June 10, 2018

Talented artist Gloria Stoll Karn is recognized for her contributions to the pulp fiction industry during the 1940s, one of very few female illustrators working in the field to create illustrations and covers for popular romance and dime store magazines. This exhibition explore the artist’s short but prolific career, […]

Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance 2017-12-12T09:58:34+00:00

FAQs regarding the Berkshire Museum’s proposed sale of two paintings by Norman Rockwell

Berkshire Museum (located in Pittsfield, MA) plans to sell 40 works of art, including two Norman Rockwell paintings, which were originally gifted to the Berkshire Museum directly by Norman Rockwell for the education and enjoyment of the community. Norman Rockwell Museum is not involved with the planned sale.

FAQs regarding the Berkshire Museum’s proposed sale of two paintings by Norman Rockwell 2017-11-28T16:24:27+00:00

Season’s Greetings: The Holidays Illustrated

Season’s Greetings: The Holidays Illustrated

A Special Exhibition of Holiday Images from the Permanent Collection

November 24, 2017 through February 4, 2018

Season’s Greetings explores the themes of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and winter fun, through a festive variety of artworks and archival objects from the Norman Rockwell Museum Collection. Original paintings and drawings by Rockwell, […]

Season’s Greetings: The Holidays Illustrated 2017-12-12T11:45:05+00:00

Berkshire High School Art Shows

Links to previous Annual Berkshire County High School Art Shows

The 31st Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show

The 31st Annual High School Art Show Opening Event

More about the 31st Annual High School Art Show

Berkshire High School Art Shows 2017-10-05T11:29:21+00:00

iPad Kiosk e-Newsletter Sign-up

Sign up for our e-newsletter and have a chance to win a free Norman Rockwell print!

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iPad Kiosk e-Newsletter Sign-up 2017-09-08T16:25:24+00:00

The Golden Rule


Golden Rule

In preparing to paint this 1961 Saturday Evening Post cover, Norman Rockwell noted that many countries, cultures, and religions incorporate some version of the Golden Rule into their belief systems. “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You” is a simple but universal phrase that reflected Rockwell’s personal philosophy. A gathering of people from different cultures, religions, and ethnicities, this image was a […]

The Golden Rule 2017-10-16T14:30:01+00:00

Hanna Barbera

HANNA-BARBERA: The Architects Of Saturday Morning Scooby-Doo, winner of the Toon-Ament of Champions! November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017

Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on one of three available television channels. From 1958 […]

Hanna Barbera 2017-06-30T16:25:13+00:00

Reimagining The Four Freedoms

Emily Bini, “Freedom of Education”, 2017. Mixed media. Grade 9, Guilderland High School. ©Emily Bini. All rights reserved.

Reimagining The Four Freedoms:

Student Artwork from Capital Region
Eastern District, New York

Young Artists Series

March 18 through April 9, 2017

In celebration of the 76th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech, enjoy this exhibition of original artworks re-imagining the concept and Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings. Organized by New York’s Capital Area Art Supervisors, […]

Reimagining The Four Freedoms 2017-04-10T09:16:57+00:00

Call to Artists

CALL TO ARTISTS

Norman Rockwell Museum Calls for Artists
to Reimagine the Four Freedoms

Application deadline has passed and the jury is underway.
Applicants will be notified by the end of July.

Distinguished Jury to Select from Artists’ Submissions for Inclusion in 6-City Internationally Traveling Exhibition “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms”

Entry fee:  $25                                                                                 

Juried online review. Application and Letter of Intent Due May 26, 2017 […]

Call to Artists 2017-06-15T15:24:41+00:00

What Would Rockwell Say?

What Would Rockwell Say?

And by say, I mean paint.

With all of the rancor, discord, and divisiveness that is now so pervasive, there are a myriad of topics to choose from.  Rockwell was not political.  He painted presidents, both Republican and Democratic, but if you asked him, he likely would not say whom he voted for.  However, Rockwell did have opinions.  Most admirers of his work really did not […]

What Would Rockwell Say? 2017-03-01T11:37:26+00:00

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

November 11, 2017 to May 28, 2018

“He stands alone as a creator of worlds and a weaver of tales.”
— Guillermo del Toro

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, an exhibition of works by the #1 New York Times bestselling author/illustrator, is  on view at […]

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi 2017-12-12T11:46:20+00:00

James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories

JAMES WARHOLA: UNCLE ANDY AND OTHER STORIES

June 10, 2017 through October 29, 2017

“Though my inspiration and encouragement to be an artist came from Uncle Andy, I am more connected to Norman Rockwell in substance and style. While I was growing up, Rockwell was ubiquitous to me. I could not help but be excited by his wonderful narrative images.”

—James Warhola

[…]

James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories 2017-11-10T11:00:06+00:00

Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School

LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS: THE FAMOUS ARTISTS SCHOOL

July 8 through November 19, 2017

Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School offers a lively, inspirational exploration of the creative methods of America’s most highly regarded illustrators, whose influential artworks reached millions on the covers and pages of the nation’s most popular publications. The engaging lessons, sage advice, and creative approaches featured in […]

Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School 2017-11-20T10:22:26+00:00

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms is the first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms 2017-10-17T16:12:53+00:00

Master of American Illustration – Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions

Master of American Illustration – Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions

November 10, 2018 through February 24, 2019

Frank E. Schoonover’s (1877-1972) legendary adventure paintings were inspired by the belief that artists should live what they paint—an adage often repeated by his noted teacher, illustrator Howard Pyle, and absorbed by his fellow student and friend, N.C. Wyeth. This exhibition will explore the […]

Master of American Illustration – Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions 2017-12-12T10:28:45+00:00

Gregory Manchess: Above the Timberline

Gregory Manchess: Above the Timberline

November 10, 2018 through February 24, 2019

Working in the tradition of Frank E. Schoonover and the Golden Age masters, renowned illustrator Gregory Manchess has created a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future. In Above […]

Gregory Manchess: Above the Timberline 2017-12-12T16:14:01+00:00

The 31st Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show

The 31st Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show

February 4, 2017 through March 4, 2017

Celebrate the creative talent on display from Berkshire County high schools. Original works in all media—from painting and drawing to photography, ceramics, three-dimensional assemblage, and digital art—will be on view. Participating schools include: BART Charter School, Berkshire School, Berkshire Waldorf School, Drury High School, Lee High School, Lenox Memorial High School, […]

The 31st Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show 2017-03-06T10:25:19+00:00

Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller

Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller

© Frank Miller, Inc. DC Characters TM and © DC Comics.

June 8 to October 27, 2019

Norman Rockwell Museum presents the very first retrospective art exhibition for legendary artist Frank Miller. Through the lens of his gritty worldview, Frank Miller has redefined […]

Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller 2017-12-14T10:44:23+00:00

Changing Times: Norman Rockwell’s Art for Look Magazine

Changing Times: Norman Rockwell’s Art for Look Magazine

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “The Problem We All Live With,” 1963. Oil on canvas, 36 x 58”. Story illustration for “Look,” January 14, 1964. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW

In the 1960’s, leaving behind his beloved story-telling scenes, Norman Rockwell threw […]

Changing Times: Norman Rockwell’s Art for Look Magazine 2017-11-16T16:32:49+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays


Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

Host this exhibition.  Learn More >

About the Exhibition

. . .children want to believe in Santa Claus just as fervently as we adults want to believe in Peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. —Norman Rockwell

Many of Rockwell’s depictions of the holidays […]

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays 2017-03-21T16:06:31+00:00

Remembering Marge Blair and Steve Gershoff

Laurie Norton Moffatt
Office of the Director

Remembering Marge Blair and Steve Gershoff, devoted members of Norman Rockwell Museum.

The special connection our staff make with our visitors, and the personal association many of them had with Norman Rockwell as his neighbors, friends, or models,  are what makes Norman Rockwell Museum so special. Over and over again, we hear how visitors love the stories associated with Norman Rockwell’s images, and the anecdotes our docents share in the galleries.

Remembering Marge Blair and Steve Gershoff
2017-03-01T11:37:32+00:00

J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

J.C. Leyendecker and
The Saturday Evening Post

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

Host this exhibition.  Learn More >

About the Exhibition

I began working for The Saturday Evening Post in 1916 and Leyendecker was my god.
-Norman Rockwell

Admired by Norman Rockwell and acknowledged as one of America’s preeminent twentieth century illustration masters, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) […]

J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post 2017-03-01T11:37:34+00:00

“Freedom of Speech,” 1943

“Freedom of Speech, 1943, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Story illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” February 20, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom of Speech, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN.

“Freedom of Speech,” 1943 2017-03-01T11:37:37+00:00

“Freedom from Want,” 1943

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Freedom from Want," 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 ¾ x 35 ½". Story illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," March 6, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom from Want, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, […]

“Freedom from Want,” 1943 2017-03-01T11:37:37+00:00

“Freedom from Fear” 1943

"Freedom from Fear," Norman Rockwell. 1943. Story illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," March 13, 1943 Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom from Fear, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ X 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 13, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN.

“Freedom from Fear” 1943 2017-03-01T11:37:38+00:00

“Freedom of Worship,” 1943

"Freedom of Worship," 1943, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Oil on canvas, 46” x 35 ½”. Story illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," February 27, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom of Worship, 1943. Oil on canvas, 46″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 27, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. […]

“Freedom of Worship,” 1943 2017-03-01T11:37:38+00:00

Representing America

REPRESENTING AMERICA This past Saturday, September 10, was a busy day at Norman Rockwell Museum, as opened our newest exhibition and hosted our fifth annual United States naturalization ceremony.

17 new American citizens became naturalized during this year’s ceremony, held in partnership with Berkshire Immigrant Center. Set against the backdrop on Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, the candidates took the oath of allegiance, as administered by the Honorable Joan McMenemy, First Justice, Berkshire County […]

Representing America 2017-03-01T11:37:41+00:00

Breathtaker


Art and story that has touched generations of readers

Highlighting the art and visual storytelling of BREATHTAKER as well as detailing the process of bringing it to life…twice! From concept and pitch to final art and publication, take a look behind the creative and production process that gave birth to an award winning graphic novel.

THE ART […]

Breathtaker 2017-03-01T11:37:58+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum and Google Arts & Culture Present Norman Rockwell: Presidential Elections Illustrated

Norman Rockwell Museum and Google Arts & Culture Present Norman Rockwell: Presidential Elections Illustrated portrait-of-john-f-kennedy-smExhibition Celebrates American Democracy Through
The Artist’s Many Portraits of Presidential Candidates

 Stockbridge, MA, July 12, 2016—In recognition of this current presidential election year in the United States, Norman Rockwell Museum has partnered with Google to share artworks and artifacts from its permanent collection that illustrate Norman Rockwell’s many commissioned presidential portraits. Norman Rockwell: […]

Norman Rockwell Museum and Google Arts & Culture Present Norman Rockwell: Presidential Elections Illustrated 2017-03-01T11:38:00+00:00

Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast

September 10, 2016 through December 4, 2016

Commemorating the 2016 presidential season, Campaigns and Caricatures: The Political Cartoons of Thomas Nast will feature over thirty editorial cartoons by the “Father of the American Cartoon,” published by the provocative Harper’s Weekly between 1864 and 1884.

Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast 2017-03-01T11:38:05+00:00

Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World

ROCKWELL AND REALISM IN AN ABSTRACT WORLD The essence of tradition is to invite the challenge that redefines it, and after many years on the periphery, realism has been reinvigorated by contemporary artists who see it as a way to address the experiences of living in our complex world. In post-World War II America, however, the primacy of abstract art was clearly acknowledged, and […]

Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World 2017-03-01T11:38:13+00:00

We The Peoples: Norman Rockwell’s United Nations


What people are saying about We The Peoples: Norman Rockwells United Nations

“Rockwell’s United Nations, as the UN itself, remains an unfinished work.” “The work, which Rockwell never turned into a painting, will be exhibited for the first time outside its home…” “This unique exhibition bridges the local and the global.” “Norman Rockwell was there — in more ways than one…” […]

We The Peoples: Norman Rockwell’s United Nations 2017-03-01T11:38:13+00:00

Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students


Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students

June 24, 2016 through September 25, 2016
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

November 7, 2015 through March 6, 2016
Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum and South Dakota Art Museum are honored to present the first major exhibition celebrating the art and legacy […]

Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students 2017-03-01T11:38:14+00:00

EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT: 29th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show

EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT:
29th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show
2 – 4 p.m.

Remarks at 2:30 p.m. by Marc Rosenthal
Discover the region’s talented young artists with this diverse exhibition of exemplary original works by Berkshire Count high school art students. Enjoy meeting the students and teachers during the reception. Marc Rosenthal, the internationally published illustrator offers insight and encouragement to future art professionals.

Sponsored by Berkshire Bank

BIO: http://www.pippinproperties.com/authors-illustrators.marc-rosenthal/

Marc’s website: http://www.marc-rosenthal.com/mr_site/portfolio/

EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT: 29th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show 2016-08-11T10:49:13+00:00

Pope Francis views Rockwell’s Golden Rule

Press Release – September 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Latest developments in Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. All times local:

8:55 a.m.

Pope Francis has signed U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visitors’ book as he visits the world body’s headquarters.

The pontiff took a white card from his pocket and copied a lengthy message into the thick, bound book in the secretary-general’s conference room.

The secretary-general also showed the […]

Pope Francis views Rockwell’s Golden Rule 2017-09-07T16:49:20+00:00

Read More about the Breathtaker Exhibition

SECRET ORIGINS OF BREATHTAKER

Marc Hempel and I first connected when he submitted some comics pages to my fanzine, NUCLEUS. I was in college, just a few years ahead of Marc. He was in his final year of high school. But his age did not show in those early pages. They were sophisticated work, professional in every way – from the storytelling and illustration, to the excellent quality photostats. There was no question that I would […]

Read More about the Breathtaker Exhibition 2017-03-01T11:38:35+00:00

MUSEUM PROVIDES ALTERNATE ENTRANCE DURING CONSTRUCTION

entrance-diagram-smImprovements in the Works! 

Beginning in April, the front entry to Norman Rockwell Museum will be undergoing improvements thanks to support from the Jane & Jack Fitzpatrick Trust and The Feigenbaum Foundation.  Designed by Okerstrom Lang, the refreshed entrance features a new granite terrace, with engineered water management, heating controls for snow and ice, additional benches, and a more gradual sloped path from the sidewalk.

MUSEUM PROVIDES ALTERNATE ENTRANCE DURING CONSTRUCTION 2017-03-01T11:38:43+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of the Holidays

November 4, 2015 through January 8, 2016

During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images on the covers and pages of their favorite magazines, and on holiday cards that brought the spirit of the holidays home...

Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of the Holidays 2017-03-01T11:38:44+00:00

Love a Vet: Honoring Our Veterans

November 7, 2015 EXTENDED to January 10th, 2016

This special exhibition honors the sacrifices of veterans, calling attention to the struggles that many face upon their re-entry into civilian life. “Who stands ready to take care of those men and women upon their return when they are all too often disabled, disillusioned, or disheartened?”...

Love a Vet: Honoring Our Veterans 2017-03-01T11:38:44+00:00

Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs

June 6, 2015 through October 26, 2015

This exciting installation will present the art of award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, whose graphic memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? has been nominated for a 2014 National Book Award for non-fiction, receiving tremendous press, and very positive reviews

Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs 2017-03-21T16:01:01+00:00

We the Peoples: Norman Rockwell’s United Nations

On view June 20 through September 15, 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters/Visitors Centre, New York City

A newly curated exhibit featuring the work of Norman Rockwell, We the Peoples: Norman Rockwell's United Nations is opening at UN Headquarters in New York. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Massachusetts, with the support of the UN Foundation, the exhibit features Norman Rockwell's historic United Nations drawing which captures the spirit of the United Nations and its important role in the lives of people around the world. Created in 1953, Rockwell depicted the United Nations as the world's hope for the future.

We the Peoples: Norman Rockwell’s United Nations 2017-03-01T11:38:46+00:00

J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post.

March 21, 2015 through June 14, 2015

Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post. 2017-03-01T11:38:47+00:00

Wine and Watercolor

This Saturday, April 18, enjoy an evening of wine, watercolor, and conversation! Artist Deborah Hanson Greene will guide you through the process of creating a luminous watercolor painting, from simple thumbnail sketches to a finished painting.

Wine and Watercolor 2017-03-01T11:38:48+00:00

Rockwell’s Wives

Norman Rockwell had three wives over the course of his lifetime. Below is a timeline of their lives:

The-Marriage-License-sm1891 First wife, Irene O’Connor born.
1894 Norman Rockwell born on February 3, 1894.
1896 Third wife, Molly Punderson born on September 15, 1896.
1908 Second wife, Mary Barstow born.
1916 Wedding of Norman Rockwell and Irene O’Connor on July 1, 1916.
1930 Divorce of Norman Rockwell and […]

Rockwell’s Wives 2017-03-01T11:38:52+00:00

Martin Luther King weekend events

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Boy in Dining Car," 1946 Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Boy in Dining Car,” 1946. Oil on canvas. Painting for “The Saturday Evening Post” cover, December 7, 1946. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN

Norman Rockwell Museum Explores
“The Pullman Porter: Norman Rockwell’s Boy in Dining Car”

Sunday, January 17, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum will present “The Pullman […]

Martin Luther King weekend events 2017-03-01T11:38:54+00:00

Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure

November 8, 2014 through March 8, 2015

Known today for his meticulously researched historical paintings, Mort Künstler is also a prolific illustrator who has worked on a broad spectrum of assignments for more than sixty years―from paperback book jackets and men’s adventure magazine illustrations to movie posters, model kit boxes, and advertisements for prominent corporations. His dramatic, beautifully-crafted images, conceived in every possible genre throughout his outstanding career, will be the focus of this exhibition, which draws from the artist’s vast and highly-regarded body of work.

Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure 2017-03-01T11:39:00+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Holiday-Themed Events and Exhibition

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Christmas Trio, 1923. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Christmas Trio, 1923. Oil on canvas. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, December 8, 1923. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections.

Stockbridge, MA, November 6, 2014—Artist Norman Rockwell’s name has long been synonymous with the holidays—during the Christmas season, the American public has looked forward to his festive images, originally appearing on the covers and pages of their favorite […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Holiday-Themed Events and Exhibition 2017-03-01T11:39:01+00:00

A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge Studio

Open through November 11, 2012 This installation of the workspace that Rockwell considered his "best studio yet" invites viewers to enter into a day in his profoundly busy work life, and to ponder the aesthetic and practical concerns that informed the artist’s imagery and experience.

A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge Studio 2017-03-01T11:39:09+00:00

The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

June 7 through October 26, 2014 Many noted American modernists have successfully traversed the worlds of fine art and illustration, embracing innovation while satisfying in unique and personal ways the needs and wants of a broad popular audience. Edward Hopper, American Illustrator presents a unique and comprehensive study of the little-known twenty year illustration career of the realist master. Attitudes toward art and the crosscurrents of contemporary commercial society during the early to mid twentieth century will be explored in this exhibition, which seeks to provide an integrated understanding of Hopper’s published and personal art.

The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator 2017-03-01T11:39:12+00:00

Art Workshops Summer 2015

Tickle your Fancy! Exploring Comics and Cartoons
Saturday, June 27, 1 – 5 p.m.
Sketchology: Wine, Cheese, and Art-Making
Friday, July 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
Creative Cartooning with Illustrator Scott Lincoln
Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Art Workshops Summer 2015
2017-03-01T11:39:13+00:00

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman

March 29 through June 15, 2014 Murray Tinkelman is an award-winning artist who has received illustration’s highest honors from the Society of Illustrators, The New York Art Directors Club, and the Society of Publications Designers. His beautifully conceived and rendered pen and ink drawings have appeared in many publications including the Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, and he has been commissioned to create numerous artworks for The National Park Service and The U.S. Air Force.

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman 2017-03-01T11:39:16+00:00

Superheroes & Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross

Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross

Host this Exhibition: Learn More >

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

About the Exhibition

On the heels of the record-breaking touring exhibition, Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross, this exhibition showcases nearly 100 new, original paintings by Alex Ross and […]

Superheroes & Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross 2017-06-27T15:10:07+00:00

Beyond Objectification:
Norman Rockwell’s Depictions of Women for the Saturday Evening Post

Beyond Objectification: Norman Rockwell’s Depictions of Women for the Saturday Evening Post an essay by Haley M. Palmore for the Art History Senior Thesis Seminar, Jenny Carson, December 19, 2013

Beyond Objectification:
Norman Rockwell’s Depictions of Women for the Saturday Evening Post
2017-03-01T11:39:17+00:00

Join Us for “The Shakers: Culture and Community”

The Shakers: Culture and Community. Saturday, March 15 at 5 p.m.
Explore the cultural contributions of the Shakers, from the 1700’s to the present day with author/historian Sharon Koomler. Her book, Shaker Style, provides an essential look at Shaker form and function.

Join Us for “The Shakers: Culture and Community” 2017-03-01T11:39:19+00:00

News about Charitable Gifts from IRAs

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News about Charitable Gifts from IRAs

Good news! On Friday, December 18, 2015, the President signed into effect an extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. This provides donors with an opportunity to access retirement assets to meet their charitable giving objectives, with a few restrictions. If you have been considering a gift from your retirement assets to Norman Rockwell Museum, please note the following:

  • You […]
News about Charitable Gifts from IRAs 2017-03-01T11:39:21+00:00

Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson

December 7, 2013 through March 18, 2014 A renowned fantasy artist and illustrator of children’s literature, Ruth Sanderson has created imagery for more than seventy-five picture books, many of which bring classic tales to life, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Papa Gatto, Cinderella, The Golden Mare, The Firebird, and The Snow Princess, and The Enchanted Wood, an original story. She has also created original art for animation, book covers, advertisements, collector’s plates and greeting cards, and her work is featured on many popular licensed products, including Lenox fine holiday china.

Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson 2017-03-01T11:39:23+00:00

Support Norman Rockwell Museum on #GivingTuesday

Support Norman Rockwell Museum on #GivingTuesday Any donation made online today will support community outreach work in Berkshire County and beyond. Thank you for your support!

About Norman Rockwell Museum:

Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The museum preserves, studies and communicates with a worldwide audience the life, art and spirit of Norman Rockwell and the field of illustration.

In our 48th year, our exhibitions will include […]

Support Norman Rockwell Museum on #GivingTuesday 2017-03-01T11:39:23+00:00

Thanks for Giving

Thanks for Giving

Help us grow stronger

Boy-in-Dining-CarThere is something for everyone at Norman Rockwell Museum. One of the few museums in the nation devoted to illustration art – art that portrays our personal narratives and collective history – we create art experiences that touch people’s lives and reward them with rich personal memory. Visitors always leave Norman Rockwell Museum happier than when they arrived!

Thanks for Giving 2017-03-01T11:39:23+00:00

Uncovering the Treasures of the Famous Artists School Archives

Norman Rockwell Museum will be receiving a donation of the Famous Artist's School’s magnificent archive, which offers a unique glimpse into the inner workings of mid-twentieth century illustration. The archive is a treasure-trove; with one-of-a-kind gems waiting to be found in every drawer. We now have a new perspective into the interactions between Norman Rockwell and his contemporaries.

Uncovering the Treasures of the Famous Artists School Archives 2017-03-01T11:39:25+00:00

26th Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas

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Even though the Re-creation Weekend has come and gone, this Special Offer still applies:

See Norman Rockwell’s original painting of Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, which inspired this annual event! Present your Main Street button at Norman Rockwell Museum, for $1.00 off a full priced admission, through December 15, 2015. Not valid with any other offers.

 

Brought to you by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, the town of Stockbridge, […]

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Rockwell Models Reunion Day

Norman Rockwell's models. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved. Norman Rockwell’s models. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Rockwell Models Reunion Day
Saturday, July 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us for this special day honoring the important […]

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Maps as Propaganda in the Age of Exploration By Stacey Dugan Montebello

New Perspectives on Illustration is an engaging weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the findings of our talented students in this weekly blog.

Maps as Propaganda in the Age […]

Maps as Propaganda in the Age of Exploration By Stacey Dugan Montebello 2017-03-01T11:39:41+00:00

Memorial Day Weekend at Norman Rockwell Museum

 

First Lieutenant Andrew Shaw and Sergeant Kelsey Shaw, view Rockwell's "Homecoming" paintings, at the Museum's "Here at Home Homecoming" event in June 2012. First Lieutenant Andrew Shaw and Sergeant Kelsey Shaw, view Rockwell’s “Homecoming” paintings, at the Museum’s “Here at Home Homecoming” event in June 2012.

Patriotic themes abound in Rockwell’s work and this Memorial Day Weekend is a fitting time to make a […]

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Imagination Interacts with Text Words and Images in
Children’s Picture Books By Lynn Chen

New Perspectives on Illustration is an engaging weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the findings of our talented students in this weekly blog.

Words and Images in Children’s […]

Imagination Interacts with Text Words and Images in
Children’s Picture Books By Lynn Chen
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Nonsense Illustration by Eduardo –TLaloC- Corral

New Perspectives on Illustration is an engaging weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the findings of our talented students in this weekly blog.Nonsense Illustration by Eduardo –TLaloC- Corral […]

Nonsense Illustration by Eduardo –TLaloC- Corral 2017-03-01T11:39:44+00:00

Contemporary Gender Roles in Children’s Literature by Joshua Heinsz

New Perspectives on Illustration is an engaging weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the findings of our talented students in this weekly blog.

Contemporary Gender Roles in Children’s Literature by Joshua […]

Contemporary Gender Roles in Children’s Literature by Joshua Heinsz 2017-03-01T11:39:44+00:00

Summer Gala and Exhibition Premiere of Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs

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Saturday, June 6, 2015
6 – 11 p.m.

SOLD OUT


Is it possible for a Gala to be fun? With inspiration from the one and only comic genius Roz Chast, YES! Invited guests and sponsors will be treated to only the best of everything, served on a platter of piping hot irony, with a glass of aged, dry […]

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Roz Chast Gala Live Auction

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Reference and Sublimation by (Lisk) Feng Feng

New Perspectives on Illustration is a weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the Reference and Sublimation by (Lisk) Feng Feng explores the challenges that illustrators of children’s […]

Reference and Sublimation by (Lisk) Feng Feng 2017-03-01T11:39:45+00:00

Pulp Magazines and their Influence on Entertainment Today By Mai Ly Degnan

New Perspectives on Illustrationis an engaging weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the findings of our talented students in this weekly blog.Pulp Magazines and Their Influence on Entertainment Today by […]

Pulp Magazines and their Influence on Entertainment Today By Mai Ly Degnan 2017-03-01T11:39:45+00:00

Punk’s DIY Influence on Contemporary Illustration by Kevin Valente

New Perspectives on Illustration is an engaging weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the findings of our talented students in this weekly blog.

Punk’s DIY Influence on Contemporary Illustration by Kevin […]

Punk’s DIY Influence on Contemporary Illustration by Kevin Valente 2017-03-01T11:39:47+00:00

New Perspectives on Illustration: Gibson and Cassatt:
Depicting the New Woman by Seo Kim

New Perspectives on Illustration is an engaging weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the findings of our talented students in this weekly blog.Gibson and Cassat: Depicting the New Woman by Seo […]

New Perspectives on Illustration: Gibson and Cassatt:
Depicting the New Woman by Seo Kim
2017-03-01T11:39:47+00:00

Off Season Deal: Savor Rockwell’s Stockbridge

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Norman Rockwell and the Red Lion Inn- Special Offer

The Deal- you receive:

  • Norman Rockwell Museum admission for one
  • Audio Tourfeaturing Rockwell’s son Peter’s narration
  • A Cup of New England Clam Chowder at the Red Lion Inn (with the purchase of an entree)

For Only $16, a value of $24.
Download your coupon April 1 – April 30. Coupon redeemable April 1 – May […]

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New Perspectives on Illustration: The Memory of Lianhuanhua by Diyou Wu

New Perspectives on Illustration is an engaging weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the findings of our talented students in this weekly blog.The Memory of Lianhuanhua by Diyou Wu explores the […]

New Perspectives on Illustration: The Memory of Lianhuanhua by Diyou Wu 2017-03-01T11:39:48+00:00

New Perspectives on Illustration: Mafalda and Peanuts By Valeria Molinari

New Perspectives on Illustration is an engaging weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the findings of our talented students in this weekly blog.

Mafalda and Peanuts by Valeria Molinari explores the significance and art […]

New Perspectives on Illustration: Mafalda and Peanuts By Valeria Molinari 2017-03-01T11:39:49+00:00

New Perspectives on Illustration: Stop Making Sense by Sarah Jacoby

Join us for New Perspectives on Illustration, a weekly series of essays by graduate illustration students at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Norman Rockwell Museum Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller have the pleasure of teaching a MICA course exploring the artistic and cultural underpinnings of published imagery through history, and we are pleased to present the findings of our talented students in this weekly blog.

Sarah Jacoby’s essay, Stop Making […]

New Perspectives on Illustration: Stop Making Sense by Sarah Jacoby 2017-03-01T11:39:50+00:00

Tangelwood Ticket Package

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Combine your trip to Norman Rockwell Museum with a performance at Tangelwood. For $60 you’ll receive two Norman Rockwell Museum admissions and two Tanglewood lawn tickets. Tickets are not valid for Popular Artists and A Prairie Home Companion.
Buy Tickets here

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Norman Rockwell’s Civil Rights Paintings

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "The Problem We All Live With" (crop), 1963. Oil on canvas. Illustration for "Look," January 14, 1964. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “The Problem We All Live With” (crop), 1963. Oil on canvas. Illustration for “Look,” January 14, 1964. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections.

2015 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY EVENT

TODAY! Monday, January 19, 2:30pm

Explore […]

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Meet Norman Rockwell’s Granddaughter

Daisy Rockwell

GALLERY TALK

Meet Rockwell’s Models
First Friday of each month

January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, and May 3; 2:30 p.m.

Find out what it was like to pose for America’s favorite illustrator from Rockwell’s own models, who share their personal experiences. Free with museum admission.

January 4: Artist Daisy Rockwell, Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter


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The 25th Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation Weekend

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Brought to you by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, the town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates the 25th annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, December 5-7, 2014.    Click here for more information.  Enjoy the festivities in town […]

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Thanks for Giving

During this season of togetherness and reflection, we gather with family, neighbors and friends to share common values and experience. This is also the season to celebrate Norman Rockwell, an American artist whose works represent nothing less than our collective memory of what it means to be an American and a member of a larger global community. Please honor this remarkable contribution to the arts with a gift to Norman Rockwell Museum this holiday season. Your unrestricted support addresses our areas of greatest need – these gifts touch every aspect of the Museum.

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Thank you for your purchase

Thank you very much for your purchase. Every purchase directly supports the legacy of Norman Rockwell.

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Collections: Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Freedom of Speech,” 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” February 20, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.

In his January 1941 address to Congress, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated his vision for a postwar world founded on four basic human freedoms: freedom […]

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Highlights from Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

November 2013 through May 31, 2014 Delightful excerpts from the Museum’s landmark exhibition first shown in Stockbridge in 2009, are now on view after touring the nation.

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Build a Better Baby Carriage: A 100th Anniversary Celebration

May 14, 2016 through October 30, 2016

This celebration of the centenary of Norman Rockwell Museum’s first Saturday Evening Post cover, Boy with Baby Carriage, published on May 16, 1916, will provide inspiration for exciting new works in diverse media by contemporary artists...

Build a Better Baby Carriage: A 100th Anniversary Celebration 2017-03-01T11:40:00+00:00

About Norman Rockwell Museum Four Freedoms Forums

Freedom of Speech, Norman Rockwell. 1943.Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943 From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum ©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Freedom of Speech, Norman Rockwell. 1943.Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943
From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum
©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

This series of Town […]

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Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World

June 17 through October 29, 2016

The essence of tradition is to invite the challenge that redefines it, and after fifty years on the periphery, realism is being reinvigorated by contemporary artists who see it as a way to address the experiences of living in our complex world. In post-World War II America, the primacy of abstract art was clearly acknowledged, and by 1961, when Norman Rockwell painted...

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Biographer Alice Carter presents: Cecilia Beaux A Modern Painter in a Gilded Age

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Cecilia Beaux: A Modern Painter in a Gilded Age
An evening with Cecilia Beaux biographer Alice Carter
Thursday, July 17

AUTHOR SERIES
Impossible Craft: The Artist’s Biography
Thursdays July 17, 24, 31
5:30 p.m.
So much more than a written account of the series of events that make up a person’s life, a biography is an […]

Biographer Alice Carter presents: Cecilia Beaux A Modern Painter in a Gilded Age 2017-03-01T11:40:05+00:00

American Icons Tickets

Pick Two, Three, Four, and Save!

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Norman Rockwell Museum, located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of original works by Norman Rockwell. Rockwell’s paintings reflected American society and influenced generations of illustrators. […]

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Coupon Request

As part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, Norman Rockwell Museum is offering half off on one full priced adult admission ticket on May 18, 2015.

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Rare Rockwell Drawings

angle-drawingsRockwell admirers and scholars take note! On view in our galleries now and throughout the year will be several rare Norman Rockwell drawings and studies (executed between 1953 – 1975) that have not been seen by the public before. Although part of the large collection Rockwell entrusted to the Museum in 1976, these drawings were so damaged or compromised that they needed to be restored first […]

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Meet Rockwell’s Models

First Friday of each month
June 1, 2:30 p.m.

Find out what it was like to pose for America’s favorite illustrator from Rockwell’s own models, who share their personal experiences.

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Gillis & Gwyneth: A Cultural Comparison

Recently, Norman Rockwell Museum Curators Stephanie Plunkett and Joyce K. Schiller had the pleasure of teaching a course about the art of illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Chaired by award-winning illustrator Whitney Sherman, this Critical Seminar in the school’s outstanding new MFA Illustration Program explored diverse aspects of our visual culture, and students provided fascinating perspectives. The essay below by MFA […]

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Four Freedoms Forums: A Series of Town Hall Meetings at Norman Rockwell Museum

Can we talk, really? What will it take to inspire collegiality and joint decision-making for the public good? Share your thoughts in a stimulating discussion with a compelling panel of experienced commentators.

To launch our discussion, brief presentations will be made by:

Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli
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Watercolor Whimsy

ART WORKSHOP

Watercolor Whimsy
Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Paint whimsical watercolors inspired by the art, props, and costumes portrayed in our special exhibition, Curious George Saves the Day! with accomplished artist Deborah Hanson Greene. Unique hats, costumes, stuffed treasures, and memorabilia will provide a rich sampling of colors and textures. The artist’s work has been exhibited regionally and beyond. $20, $15 members.

Download […]

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Aunt Ella Takes a Trip

Aunt Ella Takes a Trip
Story illustration for Ladies’ Home Journal, April 1942
Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978)
Curtis Publishing Company
Oil on canvas

“Aunt Ella was beautiful in my eyes. Not too tall, and a lovely plump front,” read the caption with this Norman Rockwell illustration in Ladies’ Home Journal. Aunt Ella’s niece, Liz’beth, continues her story, “You knew, somehow, that she had grown up on sunshine […]

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President Obama Cites Norman Rockwell in Proclamation

Norman Rockwell is cited in President Obama's Proclamation of National Arts and Humanities Month. "Like Rockwell's painting, art in all its forms often challenges us to consider new perspectives and to rethink how we see the world. This image still moves us with its simple poignancy, capturing a moment in American history that changed us forever. This is the power of the arts and humanities -- they speak to our condition and affirm our desire for something more and something better."

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Allen Bell (1946 – 2011)

Norman Rockwell Museum has lost a dear friend. Allen Bell, Manager of Safety and Warehouse, looked out for us all. He would have celebrated his 15th year with the Museum on September 24th, 2011. Sadly, he died unexpectedly at home just before we were to commemorate his anniversary.

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The Art of J.C. Leyendecker

man-and-glovesMarch 21 through June 14, 2015

Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This gallery installation features a […]

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Blue Sky Studios’ Art Director Thomas Cardone To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum on Thursday, July 14

Digital production still of Blu, Jewell and Rafael from “Rio.” TM & ©2011 Twentieth Century Fox Films Corporation. All rights reserved.

Thomas Cardone, the art director behind the recent blockbuster animated film “Rio,” will present a talk at Norman Rockwell Museum on Thursday, July 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. Mr. Cardone, whose credits include “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Ice Age: The […]

Blue Sky Studios’ Art Director Thomas Cardone To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum on Thursday, July 14 2017-03-01T11:40:34+00:00

Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered: Exhibition Related Programs

LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE SERIES
Buried Treasures: Perspectives on Pyle
Thursdays, July 5 through August 30 at 5:30pm
Howard Pyle’s artworks serve as the inspiration for a lively, eclectic program series that brings his dynamic images to life. Featured programs include:

July 5: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales performed by Rob Valella

July 12: Howard Pyle as Picturemaker with illustrator James Gurney

July 19: Pyle, Piracy, and the Silver Screen […]

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Four Freedoms Forums

21st Century Teens: Resources for Challenging Times March 29, 5:30 p.m. A realistic look at the challenges that teens face, both at home and in the virtual world, and a look at how families and communities can support their ongoing health and well-being. Free and open to the public. Reception will follow. RSVP's encouraged.

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Activities for February School Vacation Week

Lots of activities and exhibtions for the whole family. Special Holiday hours, Gallery Tours, children's art making workshops and public discussion forums...

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Museum Closed Today

Due to the winter storm and poor road conditions, Norman Rockwell Museum is closed today, Monday Febuary 9, 2015. Please check back here or call 413-298-4100 for updates and re-opening notices.

Stay safe and warm!

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Dog’s Life! Dogs & Their Friends Day

Saturday, August 6, 11 to 3 p.m. Celebrate the “dog days of summer” and the new exhibition It’s a Dog’s Life: Norman Rockwell Paints Man’s Best Friend. Featured guests include: Scooby Doo, Eric Letendre from Bay State Dog Training, who will share tricks of the trade; puppeteer Roy Drew; the United States Post Office; the Good Dog Foundation; and Berkshire Humane Society, with lovable canines in tow. Bring along your own dog, and join us for a costume parade, art activities, or a photo with your pooch! Free with Museum admission. Sponsored in part by Time Warner Cable.

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Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Handmade Art Book Workshop For Teens

Hand-made books

Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Page Turners,” a handmade art book workshop for teens, on Saturday, April 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. Explore the process of creating unique handmade books—exciting works of art in themselves. Teens will design, assemble and bind their own art books, built from fine papers, fabrics and art supplies. Participants will then hand-sew the pages and […]

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Handmade Art Book Workshop For Teens 2017-03-01T11:40:47+00:00

‘Ice Age’ To The Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios

“’Ice Age’ To The Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios” On View June 11 through October 31, 2011 at Norman Rockwell Museum

A prehistoric squirrel scampers across an icy landscape, desperately clinging to his beloved acorn; a creative, young robot leaves his small town, with dreams of making it as a successful inventor; a rare, blue macaw travels to the exotic land of Rio de Janeiro in search of true love and adventure-- in movies an intriguing story is essential, but how do these memorable characters and scenes become so animated? From “Ice Age” to “Rio,” this summer Norman Rockwell Museum shines a light on the creative process of one of today’s biggest computer animation studios--“’Ice Age’ To the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios” will be on view at the Museum from June 11 through October 31, 2011.

‘Ice Age’ To The Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios 2017-03-01T11:40:47+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum’s “Witnessing History” Performance Series Presents “Ain’t I A Woman: The Story of Sojourner Truth”

“Untitled (Woman with Hoe),” Jerry Pinkney, 2004. Illustration for Selma to Montgomery National Heritage Trail, National Park Service, Alabama. ©Jerry Pinkney Studios. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell Museum’s “Witnessing History” performance series continues with “Ain’t I A Woman: The Story of Sojourner Truth,” to be presented Saturday, February 26, starting at 5 p.m. Actress Debra Zuill will portray the inspirational civil rights leader, […]

Norman Rockwell Museum’s “Witnessing History” Performance Series Presents “Ain’t I A Woman: The Story of Sojourner Truth” 2017-03-01T11:40:48+00:00

25th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show Opens February 5 at Norman Rockwell Museum

Image credit: “Something Read,” Julian Behnal. Pittsfield High School. ©Julian Behnal. All rights reserved.

In 1912, 18-year-old Norman Rockwell landed the first of many successful illustration commissions for the Boy Scouts of America; four years later, he painted the first of 323 covers for “The Saturday Evening Post.” In celebration of the creativity of youth, Norman Rockwell Museum is proud to present the […]

25th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show Opens February 5 at Norman Rockwell Museum 2017-03-01T11:40:48+00:00

POP! Creating Art in 3D

Monday through Friday February 20-24 from, 1 to 4 p.m. (February School Vacation Week) Take a lively interactive look at the art on view and design exciting 3D creations that reach beyond the frame!

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Acclaimed Illustrator Jerry Pinkney Leads “Teaching History Through The Arts,” An Educators Symposium, at Norman Rockwell Museum

Illustration for “Sweethearts of Rhythm,” Jerry Pinkney., 2009. ©Jerry Pinkney Studios. All rights reserved.

Award-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney will return to Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, March 19, to lead “Teaching History Through The Arts,” an educators symposium, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Educators are invited to join Pinkney, children’s book historian Leonard Marcus, music historian Michael Lasser, and educator Mark Baldwin […]

Acclaimed Illustrator Jerry Pinkney Leads “Teaching History Through The Arts,” An Educators Symposium, at Norman Rockwell Museum 2017-03-01T11:40:52+00:00

Laurie Norton Moffatt Journeys to Ethiopia as State Department Cultural Diplomacy Speaker and Specialist on Norman Rockwell

 Norman Rockwell’s Peace Corps and Four Freedoms Celebrated in Ethiopia

 

Norman Rockwell traveled to Ethiopia on assignment for Look Magazine in 1964 to paint United States Peace Corps volunteers on site conducting their humanitarian outreach. President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps movement in 1961. The Peace Corps was designed to inspire mutual understanding between Americans and other cultures around the world.

20 years […]

Laurie Norton Moffatt Journeys to Ethiopia as State Department Cultural Diplomacy Speaker and Specialist on Norman Rockwell 2017-03-01T11:40:52+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Retrospective Exhibition of Caldecott Medal-Winning Illustrator’s 50-Year Career

Following the honor of receiving the 2010 Caldecott Medal for his acclaimed children’s picture book "The Lion & the Mouse," artist Jerry Pinkney will receive further recognition this fall with the first major overview of his extraordinary and influential career, which spans 50 years; "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney" will be on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from November 13, 2010, through May 30, 2011.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Retrospective Exhibition of Caldecott Medal-Winning Illustrator’s 50-Year Career 2017-03-01T11:40:53+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 100 Years of The Boy Scouts of America

As a young artist, one of Norman Rockwell’s first high-profile jobs was being commissioned by the Boy Scouts of America to illustrate its “Hike Book” in the fall of 1912; shortly after, Rockwell was appointed art editor of “Boy’s Life” and went on to create memorable cover and story illustrations for the youth development organization’s publication. Grateful for this opportunity and […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 100 Years of The Boy Scouts of America 2017-03-01T11:40:53+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With” Continues to Resonate as Important Symbol for Civil Rights

In 1963 Rockwell confronted the issue of prejudice head-on with one of his most powerful paintings—”The Problem We All Live With.” Inspired by the story of Ruby Bridges and school integration, the image featured a young African-American girl being escorted to school amidst signs of protest and fearful ignorance. The painting ushered in a new era in Rockwell’s career, and remains an important national symbol of the struggle for racial equality.

Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With” Continues to Resonate as Important Symbol for Civil Rights 2017-03-01T11:40:53+00:00

Happy Holidays from Norman Rockwell Museum!

 

Norman Rockwell rarely took a break from painting, but Norman Rockwell Museum will be closed on Saturday, December 25, in celebration of the Christmas holiday as well as Saturday, January 1  in celebration of  New Years.

"Freedom from Want," Norman Rockwell, 1943.

To view our upcoming holiday Programs and Events, click here…

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Berkshire Coaching Day a Winner!

The spirit of the Gilded Age returned to the Berkshires last weekend, and Norman Rockwell Museum once again played host to the Berkshire Coaching event on Saturday, October 2, starting at 12 p.m. We learned why it’s cool to travel “coach” during this unique opportunity to experience Victorian era horse drawn carriages against the beautiful fall foliage of the Museum’s grounds.

Berkshire Coaching Weekend […]

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Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Institutional Support Through Prestigious Grants

Norman Rockwell Museum has been awarded institutional support from both The National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and The Henry Luce Foundation, through two generous grants to be used towards the Museum’s archival and curatorial efforts.

The Museum received a $108,213 basic projects grant from The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), which will used over the next two years to reorganize, process, and improve public access to material found in its archival collections. The […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Institutional Support Through Prestigious Grants 2017-03-01T11:40:54+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Nostalgia’s Thread: Ten Poems on Norman Rockwell’s Paintings”

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a poetry reading and book signing with Randall R. Freisinger, author of “Nostalgia’s Thread: Ten Poems on Norman Rockwell’s Paintings,” on Saturday, October 9, starting at 1 p.m. The poems in “Nostalgia’s Thread” reconsider the American experience as depicted in ten of Rockwell’s best-known paintings. Admission to the poetry reading and book signing is free with […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Nostalgia’s Thread: Ten Poems on Norman Rockwell’s Paintings” 2017-03-01T11:40:55+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Afternoon with Rockwell’s Models

Reference photo for Norman Rockwell's "The Optician"
Reference photo for Norman Rockwell’s “The Optician.” Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, IL. From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Afternoon with Rockwell’s Models 2017-03-01T11:40:55+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Stranger than Truth: Write Your Life into Fiction

Press images available upon request

Norman Rockwell Museum will present Stranger than Truth: Write Your Life into Fiction, an adult writing workshop, on Saturday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join writer/editor Vivian Dorsel to discover how your own experiences can inspire and inform your fiction writing. Participants are encouraged to bring mementos that will stimulate memories of the people, places, and events that have been important in their lives. Through examples and exercises, […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Stranger than Truth: Write Your Life into Fiction 2017-03-01T11:40:57+00:00

Smithsonian Curator to Talk About Norman Rockwell Art from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg During Evening Lecture at Norman Rockwell Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum Senior Curator Virginia Mecklenburg will present a talk about original Norman Rockwell art owned by filmmakers George Lucas and Steve Spielberg, during an evening lecture to be held at Norman Rockwell Museum on Thursday, August 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Mecklenburg has organized “Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg,” the first […]

Smithsonian Curator to Talk About Norman Rockwell Art from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg During Evening Lecture at Norman Rockwell Museum 2017-03-01T11:40:59+00:00

Combat Artist/Marine Chief Warrant Officer Michael Fay To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk with Chief Warrant Officer and combat artist Michael Fay on Thursday, August 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. One of two combat artists currently employed by the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Fay will share stories of his experiences in the field through artwork which reflects his personal observations […]

Combat Artist/Marine Chief Warrant Officer Michael Fay To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum 2017-03-01T11:41:00+00:00

Join Jeffrey Borak and Hope Aaron for Brunch & Dramatic Readings of Rockwell’s Fan Mail

Sunday, July 11, 11 a.m.; brunch included. Experience the outpouring of reader reaction to Rockwell's work during his 47 years creating illustrations for "The Post." Jeffrey Borak, arts and entertainment editor for "The Berkshire Eagle," and actress/designer Hope Aaron will perform readings of many of the heartfelt letters the artist received from around the world.

Join Jeffrey Borak and Hope Aaron for Brunch & Dramatic Readings of Rockwell’s Fan Mail 2017-03-01T11:41:00+00:00

Collections Slideshow

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Interactive Slideshow: Highlights from the Norman Rockwell Painting Collection

The Norman Rockwell Museum is home to the world’s largest collections of art and archival documents related to the life and work […]

Collections Slideshow 2017-03-01T11:41:01+00:00

Norman Rockwell Cover Story in Latest “Saturday Evening Post”

Norman Rockwell is returning to "The Saturday Evening Post!" The March/April edition of the magazine will feature a cover story, which looks at the continued popularity and relevance of the artist.

Norman Rockwell Cover Story in Latest “Saturday Evening Post” 2017-03-01T11:41:02+00:00

Acclaimed Photography Exhibition Continues at Norman Rockwell Museum with Extended Series of Programs and Events

A landmark exhibition that has shed new light on Norman Rockwell’s art and artistry, continues its successful run at Norman Rockwell Museum with an extended series of related programs and events. “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera” explores Rockwell’s richly detailed study photographs, created by the artist as references for his iconic paintings. Covered by such diverse outlets as “Vanity Fair,” NPR […]

Acclaimed Photography Exhibition Continues at Norman Rockwell Museum with Extended Series of Programs and Events 2017-03-01T11:41:03+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Illustration Art Acquisitions

"The Catch," "Norman Rockwell “The Catch,” Norman Rockwell, 1919. Oil on canvas, 29″ x 29″. Cover illustration for “Country Gentleman,” May 3, 1919. Gift of the Rodger P. Nordblom Family. From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum.

Press images available upon request

Norman Rockwell Museum announces the recent acquisition of several important original works of art by noted American illustrators, […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Illustration Art Acquisitions 2017-03-01T11:41:03+00:00

Answer to E-blast Trivia Question

A Day in the life of a Little Girl!

Rockwell used 172 known photos for that August 30, 1952 Saturday Evening Post cover alone!
It would seem that painting thirty-two heads is far more work than one or two, but to Rockwell, whose forte was portraiture, telling a complete story using this method was far less work than a cover with a detailed background. The […]

Answer to E-blast Trivia Question 2017-03-01T11:41:03+00:00

Tasha Tudor: Around the Year

Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum Cooperstown, NY
October 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012

Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN
June 28, 2012 – September 9, 2012

Tasha Tudor: Around the Year illuminates the changing seasons and special celebrations with outstanding, rarely seen examples of this beloved author and illustrator’s original art for children’s books and greeting cards highlighting holidays beginning with New Year’s………Christmas, her favorite.

Original […]

Tasha Tudor: Around the Year 2017-03-01T11:41:05+00:00

Annual Appeal

Dear Friends,

Step in to the warm, inviting world of Norman Rockwell and the magical world of illustration art this holiday season at Norman Rockwell Museum. Every day I witness people’s lives transformed by the art they see at Norman Rockwell Museum. We bring you the best illustration art in the nation. Currently on view, Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney presents our shared […]

Annual Appeal 2017-03-01T11:41:06+00:00

World Rhythms Day!

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 2 Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the reopening of Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge studio with the second annual World Rhythms Community Day, to be held Sunday, May 2, from 12 to 4 p.m.

World Rhythms Day! 2017-03-01T11:41:06+00:00

24th Berkshire County High School Art Show

February 6 through March 7, 2010 The 24th annual showcase of artwork from Berkshire County's talented youth. Enjoy vibrant works from the region's next generation of artists. Sponsored by Legacy Banks and The Massachusetts Cultural Council. Special Opening Saturday, February 6, 1 to 5 p.m.

24th Berkshire County High School Art Show 2017-03-01T11:41:07+00:00

E-newsletter quiz

Q: Which Norman Rockwell painting owned by Steven Spielberg, does the film director most relate to when he is about to embark on a new project?

A: Boy on a High Dive

"Boy on a High Dive," Norman Rockwell, 1947

When asked about the classic 1947 cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, Spielberg replied that “I’ve always loved […]

E-newsletter quiz 2017-03-01T11:41:08+00:00

Lights, Camera, Action!
Lighting Design for Animated Films

Thursday, August 18, 5:30 p.m. Meet Blue Sky Studios’ Lighting Supervisor Jim Gettinger, who will discuss lighting and lighting design as it pertains to the overall aesthetic of the studio’s latest animated hit, Rio. Explore Gettinger's developmental work for the movie, through such stages as concept art, pre-visualization, master lighting, and compositing. Free for Museum members, or with regular Museum admission.

Lights, Camera, Action!
Lighting Design for Animated Films
2017-03-01T11:41:08+00:00

February Events at Norman Rockwell Museum To Include School Vacation Week Art Workshops

Norman Rockwell Museum shares the love during the month of February with a lively series of programs, events, and exhibitions. Highlights include drop-in art workshops during school vacation week, a special evening with noted photographer Kevin Sprague, and the opening of an exhibition of original Rockwell art and personal mementos, and the Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show.

Exhibition Openings

24th Annual […]

February Events at Norman Rockwell Museum To Include School Vacation Week Art Workshops 2017-03-01T11:41:09+00:00

Picturing America

Picturing America, an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide. Through this innovative program, students and citizens will gain a deeper appreciation of our country’s history and character through the study and understanding of its art. View the Picturing America Web site…

Picturing America 2017-03-01T11:41:09+00:00

Did you know?

Norman Rockwell is the official artist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Adopted in 2008. 

Did you know? 2017-03-01T11:41:09+00:00

World Rhythms Community Day

Sunday, May 2, 12 to 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell’s 1960 painting Golden Rule provides the inspiration for an afternoon of family fun with an international flavor, featuring multicultural music from A Beautiful Future; traditional kamishibai Japanese storytelling with Diane Clouet; ethnic displays from BRIDGE of Great Barrington, and The Literacy Network; art-making opportunities; a display of classic 1960s automobiles by the Piston Poppers; a Runaway-inspired diner replica created by Lt. Thomas McNulty; and more. Norman Rockwell’s […]

World Rhythms Community Day 2017-03-01T11:41:10+00:00

Meet Rockwell’s Models!

Wednesdays, July 7 and August 4 at 3 p.m.
Find out what it was like to pose for America’s favorite illustrator from Rockwell’s own models, who share their personal experiences. Free with museum admission.

Meet Rockwell’s Models! 2017-03-01T11:41:10+00:00

Time Travel

Historic Property Tour
Tuesdays and Thursdays, July and August
2:30 p.m.

Explore the rich history of the region and Linwood, our 1859 Berkshire cottage, with Curator of Education, Tom Daly during an invigorating walk and talk on the Museum’s bucolic grounds. Free with Museum admission.

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Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience

Wednesdays
July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 11, 18, 25
from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For parents and children ages 4 and up

Children and their parents/guardians are invited to explore the galleries together during this interactive art experience. A lively look at the works on view will inspire personal artworks created with a variety of materials and techniques. Take one class or take them all!  $6 per person, $4 members.

Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience 2017-03-01T11:41:12+00:00

Member’s Exhibition Opening Night Dance Party

William Steig: Love & Laughter Saturday, June 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. The special exhibition opening will feature commentary from Jeanne Steig, the artist's wife and creative collaborator, who will have several of her three-dimensional assemblages on display. Live dance music, and scrumptious hors d'ouevres to follow!

Member’s Exhibition Opening Night Dance Party 2017-03-01T11:41:13+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s Art for the Movies: An Evening with Curator Joyce K. Schiller

Thursday, July 29 at 5:30pm
Step behind-the-scenes with Curator Joyce K. Schiller, Ph.D. for a lively look at Rockwell’s many brushes with fame in the creation of artworks for posters advertising the now-classic feature length films of his day.

Norman Rockwell’s Art for the Movies: An Evening with Curator Joyce K. Schiller 2010-05-14T16:23:09+00:00

Performance: Berkshire Choral Festival

Wednesdays, July 14, 21, 28 and August , 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy these inspired short performances of American music by the gifted singers of the Berkshire Choral Festival. Free with Museum admission.

Performance: Berkshire Choral Festival 2010-09-28T13:57:45+00:00

Welcome From Our Chief Curator

Dear Friends,

This month on February 3, in the midst of a snowy but beautiful Berkshire winter, we’ll be celebrating the 117th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s birth. In 1912, at the age of 18, Rockwell landed the first of many successful art commissions for the Boy Scouts of America, launching a creative partnership that lasted throughout his legendary career.

Nearly one hundred years later, we look forward to paying tribute to the creativity of youth by presenting […]

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Summertime at Norman Rockwell Museum

It’s “summertime, and the living is easy…” the perfect time of year to relax, and spend some quality time both inside and outside at Norman Rockwell Museum.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll (or picnic) across the Museum’s bucolic grounds, followed by a delicious lunch on the terrace; to cool off, head inside to view memorable favorites from Norman Rockwell and other masters in the field of illustration (William Steig: Love and Laughter opens Saturday, June 12!). Complete […]

Summertime at Norman Rockwell Museum 2017-03-01T11:41:15+00:00

The Four Freedoms: 70th Anniversary Gallery Talk

Thursday, January 6, 2:30 p.m. In his January 6, 1941 address to Congress, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated his vision for a postwar world founded on four basic human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech. Curator of Education Tom Daly will offer historical insights and discuss Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, which were inspired by FDR’s words.

The Four Freedoms: 70th Anniversary Gallery Talk 2017-03-01T11:41:15+00:00

Rockwell Christmas Book: USA Today Top Pick!

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“This book was made for givin’… Looking for a gift book that’s visually dazzling? USA TODAY picks Norman Rockwell’s Christmas Book: Carols, Stories, Poems and Recollections!” — Jocelyn McClurg & Carol Memmott, USA TODAY

A revised and updated version of the bestselling Christmas classic, Norman Rockwell’s Christmas Book includes 8 frameable prints of classic Rockwell holiday art. The ultimate holiday treasury features classic Christmas stories, carols, poems recipes and more…  […]

Rockwell Christmas Book: USA Today Top Pick! 2017-03-01T11:41:16+00:00

Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings, An Artist’s Exploration of Images and Words

Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings

An Artist’s Exploration of Images and Words

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About the Exhibition

Across his fifty-year journey as an illustrator, Jerry Pinkney has cast a warm, curious eye on our world to create transcendent images that reflect his passion for life, his love of family and community, and his deep and abiding […]

Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings, An Artist’s Exploration of Images and Words 2017-03-07T12:54:42+00:00

Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs

Roz-Chast Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? A Memoir by Roz Chast © Roz Chast

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

Everybody has a different line, a different sense of humor. It’s a great medium, I just love cartoons. ―Roz Chast

Many readers of The New Yorker and other popular publications have been drawn to Roz Chast’s singular wit, and look forward to each new […]

Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs 2017-03-01T11:41:17+00:00

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Exhibition Opening Event
Ice Age to the Digital Age: The 3-D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios

Saturday, June 11
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Don’t miss this anamazing exhibition opening celebrating the art of animation! This exciting installation exploring animation in the digital age takes a lively look behind the scenes at Blue Sky Studios, where their unique creative and technical process brings imaginative characters and stories to life.

Critically acclaimed for such feature length animated films as Ice Age and […]

Exhibition Opening Event
Ice Age to the Digital Age: The 3-D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios
2017-03-01T11:41:18+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Director Appointed Official Delegate to Russia for Upcoming Cultural Diplomacy Trip

Norman Rockwell Museum Director/CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt has been appointed by the American Association of Museums (AAM) to serve as an official delegate on a cultural diplomacy trip to Russia with the United States Department of State and the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities. Ms. Norton Moffatt will be joining a delegation of American and Russian officials and several private sector leaders in Moscow from December 7 to 9, to discuss ways to […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Director Appointed Official Delegate to Russia for Upcoming Cultural Diplomacy Trip 2017-03-01T11:41:19+00:00

Jarvis Rockwell: Maya, Illusion, and Us

Jarvis Rockwell: Maya, Illusion, and Us

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

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About the Exhibition

Norman Rockwell Museum presents the continued artistic legacy of the Rockwell family, shining a spotlight on Jarvis Rockwell’s more than 60 years of creative exploration.

Jarvis Rockwell: Maya, Illusion and Us reveals the depth and […]

Jarvis Rockwell: Maya, Illusion, and Us 2017-03-01T11:41:19+00:00

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “No Swimming,” 1921. Oil on canvas, 25 1/2″ x 22 1/4″. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” June 4, 1921. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1921 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.

Taubman Museum of Fine Art, Roanoke, VA
March 20, 2016 – June 12, 2016

One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a keen observer of human […]

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell 2017-03-01T11:41:19+00:00

Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson

Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

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About the Exhibition

Stories about princes and princesses, and quests and bravery in the face of extraordinary odds, have remained an essential part of our culture’s foundation, shared by parents and children for many […]

Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson 2017-03-01T11:41:20+00:00

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

 

 

 

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
November 7, 2009 through May 31, 2010

Photography has been a benevolent tool for artists from Thomas Eakins and Edgar Degas to David Hockney. And to illustrators, always on the lookout for better ways to meet deadlines, the camera has long been a natural ally. But the thousands of photographs Norman Rockwell created as studies for his iconic images are […]

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera 2017-03-01T11:41:21+00:00

Wendell Minor’s America

Wendell Minor’s America

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

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About the Exhibition

A good picture, like a good story, is timeless.
-Wendell Minor

Take a journey though history, from sea to shining sea, through the art of Wendell Minor, our nation’s premier historical picture book illustrator. The artist’s many children’s books […]

Wendell Minor’s America 2017-07-24T10:55:17+00:00

Introduction to The Pinkney Exhibition Catalogue from Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney

“I’ve found it interesting to trace how the chapters of my life have knitted themselves into my art.”
—Jerry Pinkney

In its purest sense, the act of artistic creation is a bit like looking at oneself in the mirror and leaving one’s reflection behind. All that an artist is, all that he believes, and the many things that he has witnessed in his time, become one with his art.
Across his fifty year […]

Introduction to The Pinkney Exhibition Catalogue from Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett 2017-03-01T11:41:23+00:00

November Events at Norman Rockwell Museum Include Opening of Groundbreaking Photography Exhibition

Norman Rockwell Museum announces a festive series of events planned for the month of November, including the opening of “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera” (November 7), a groundbreaking exhibition made possible by ProjectNORMAN, the Museum’s long-term digitization preservation project, which looks at Rockwell’s reference photography as art in it’s own right. Other highlights include an installation and book-signing with illustrator Peter de Sève, an illustration workshop for educators and artists, a lecture on Brandywine artist […]

November Events at Norman Rockwell Museum Include Opening of Groundbreaking Photography Exhibition 2017-03-01T11:41:23+00:00

Elwood’s World: The Art and Animations of Elwood H. Smith

I really wanted to be like Norman Rockwell—not work like him but be a well-known illustrator. Maybe it comes from primal insecurity. I was shy in school and drew in my books all the time. I felt it was the one thing I could do well.

Huge Sale, Elwood H. Smith. Illustration for Barron’s, 2009. ©2009 Elwood H. Smith. All rights reserved.

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Elwood’s World: The Art and Animations of Elwood H. Smith 2017-03-01T11:41:25+00:00

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

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About the Exhibition

In 1963, after ending his forty-seven year association with The Saturday Evening Post, Rockwell began work for the reportorial magazine Look with a true sense of purpose. He invited consideration of important social issues and […]

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s 2017-03-01T11:41:26+00:00

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera


Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

Host this exhibition.  Learn More >

About the Exhibition

Photography has been a benevolent tool for artists from Thomas Eakins and Edgar Degas to David Hockney. And to illustrators, always on the lookout for better ways to meet deadlines, the camera has long been […]

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera 2017-03-01T11:41:26+00:00

Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay

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Author and artist David Macaulay has demystified the workings and origins of everything from simple gadgets to elaborate architectural structures. A favorite with readers of all ages, this Caldecott Medal-winning artist is the subject of this exciting exhibition that takes an in-depth look at Macaulay’s artistic process and extensive body of work, including The Way Things Work, Castle, Cathedral, City, Mill, Ship, and Mosque.

Contents: Approximately 125 […]

Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay 2017-03-01T11:41:27+00:00

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

Reference photo for Norman Rockwell’s “Boy in a Dining Car, 1946. Photo montage created by Ron Schick. Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, IL. From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum.

The McNay Art Museum; San Antonio, Texas
June 5  – September 1, 2013

Photography has been a benevolent tool for artists from Thomas Eakins and Edgar Degas to David Hockney. And to illustrators, always on the lookout […]

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera 2017-03-01T11:41:43+00:00

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney

Minty, A story of Young Harriet Tubman (detail) Copyright 1996 Jerry Pinkney. All rights reserved

 


 

 

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
June 29, 2013 – September 22, 2013

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
October 12, 2013 – January 5, 2014

I love the act of making marks on paper and seeing those marks develop into a picture. My intent and hope is to lead the viewer […]

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney 2017-03-01T11:41:43+00:00

William Steig: Love & Laughter

 

 

Untitled (Fortune Teller at Thanksgiving), cover illustration for The New Yorker, November 30, 1992. (c)William Steig. All rights reserved.

I think I feel a little differently than other people do. For some reason I’ve never felt grown up.

-William Steig

 

William Steig: Love & Laughter explores the richness of the artist’s imagery- from his 1930s Small Fry series recalling the colorful Bronx neighborhood of […]

William Steig: Love & Laughter 2017-03-01T11:41:43+00:00

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I


Howard Chandler Christy, Fight of Buy Liberty Bonds (detail), 1917, Lent by Thomas L. And Edward L. Pulling

 

 

During World War I, illustrated posters inspiring
public support served as a primary mechanism of mass communication. Persuasive visual symbols designed to rally Americans to the cause, they employed bold graphics, strong imagery, and concise commands to inspire a sense of nationalism and pride. Posters roused […]

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I 2017-03-01T11:41:44+00:00

Wendell Minor’s America

Story Illustration (detail) for “Abraham Lincoln Comes Home” by Robert Burleigh, Copyright 2008 by Wendell Minor. All rights reserved.

A good picture, like a good story, is timeless.-Wendell Minor

Take a journey though history, from sea to shining sea, through the art of Wendell Minor, our nation’s premier historical picture book illustrator. The artist’s many children’s books reflect for the environment. His travels have […]

Wendell Minor’s America 2017-03-01T11:41:44+00:00

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration

Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, MA
May 5, 2012 – September 3, 2012

The Norman Rockwell Museum has organized an exhibition of original paintings from the collection of Pfizer Inc by legendary American illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Created for use in advertising campaigns for three pharmaceutical companies and an optical company between 1929 and 1961, these outstanding works celebrate the doctor/patient relationship and portray the physician […]

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration 2017-03-01T11:41:45+00:00

Tasha Tudor: Around the Year

Tasha Tudor: Around the Year illuminates the changing seasons and special celebrations with outstanding, rarely seen examples of this beloved author and illustrator’s original art for children’s books and greeting cards highlighting holidays beginning with New Year’s………Christmas, her favorite.

Original portraits of Tasha Tudor by her mother, Rosamond Tudor, evocative watercolors, delicate childhood drawings, original handwritten manuscripts, miniature doll cards, hand-decorated boxes and Easter […]

Tasha Tudor: Around the Year 2017-03-01T11:41:45+00:00

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney

New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH            February 20, 2013 – March 13, 2013

Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT                 February 14, 2015 – May 31, 2015

Nearly a year had gone by since I first made the discovery. It was purely by chance. I was tracking down some information about […]

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney 2017-03-01T11:41:45+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers


Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, January 14, 2013 – February 28, 2013

Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed. And perhaps, therefore, this is one function of the illustrator. He can show what has become so familiar that it is no longer noticed. The […]

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers 2017-03-01T11:41:45+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s American Family

Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, Colorado    July 4, 2014 – August 31, 2014

An Exhibition Organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, commissioned illustrator Norman Rockwell to create scenes reflecting American family life for its national advertising campaign. These popular images appeared in such leading publications as The Saturday […]

Norman Rockwell’s American Family 2017-03-01T11:41:45+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

“Tom Sawyer Whitewashing the Fence (detail),” lithograph, 1936. Reproduced with permission of Easton Press.


These were classics. I read through the books, making notes of which scenes would make good pictures. Of course certain scenes—for instance, Tom whitewashing his Aunt Polly’s fence—were required.—Norman Rockwell

In 1935, George Macy, the publisher of the Heritage Press and Limited Editions Club books, invited Norman Rockwell to illustrate […]

Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn 2017-03-01T11:41:46+00:00

Norman Rockwell in the 1940s: A View of the American Homefront

I suddenly remembered how Jim Edgerton had stood up in a town meeting and said something that everybody else disagreed with. But they had let him have his say. No one had shouted him down. My gosh, I thought, that’s it. There it is. Freedom of Speech. I’ll illustrate the Four Freedoms using my Vermont neighbors as models.

—Norman Rockwell

Many of Norman Rockwell’s Saturday […]

Norman Rockwell in the 1940s: A View of the American Homefront 2017-03-01T11:41:46+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays

 

 

. . .children want to believe in Santa Claus just as fervently as we adults want to believe in Peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. —Norman Rockwell

During his forty-seven year affiliation with The Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell was celebrated for his special holiday cover illustrations, which were commissioned to mark a full spectrum of annual events for an enthusiastic public, from […]

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays 2017-03-01T11:41:46+00:00

Artists in Their Studios

JohnSingerSargent_AS_detail John Singer Sargent in his Studio

February 7, 2009 through June 7, 2009

Artists in Their Studios offers a unique glimpse at the lives and studio spaces of more than seventy-five important American artists from the late nineteenth century to today. Rarely seen photographs and primary source materials including letters, artists’ handwritten notes, and personal effects from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art are featured in this […]

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Norman Rockwell’s American Dream:
An Evening with David Kamp

Saturday, May 29, 5:30 p.m. Join author David Kamp, contributing editor to "Vanity Fair," for a conversation on the renewed interest in Norman Rockwell. Kamp's commentary on "Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera" appared in the magazine's November 2009 issue. A reception with the author will follow.

Norman Rockwell’s American Dream:
An Evening with David Kamp
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Blue Star Museum Program
Blue Star Museum Program extends free admission for active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, to Labor Day, September 5, 2011.
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Great photo opportunities are available in the Museum lobby and on The Museum’s scenic grounds.

Norman Rockwell Museum does not permit visitors to take still or video photography inside the Museum galleries. For the safeguarding of our treasured […]

Accordian Test 2017-03-01T11:41:48+00:00

Accordion Test

Blue Star Museum Program
Blue Star Museum Program extends free admission for active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, to Labor Day, September 5, 2011.
Photography
Great photo opportunities are available in the Museum lobby and on The Museum’s scenic grounds.

Norman Rockwell Museum does not permit visitors to take still or video photography inside the Museum galleries. For the safeguarding of our treasured artworks, […]

Accordion Test 2017-03-01T11:41:49+00:00

To Rockwell, with Love: Fan Mail and the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ Exhibition Opening

Saturday, January 16, 2010    2pm to 6pm
NR-letters-smStep back in time to explore Rockwell’s imagery for The Saturday Evening Post, which prompted an outpouring of reader reaction during the artist’s forty-seven year tenure with the magazine. From 2 to 4 p.m., create an illustrated appreciation for a friend. At 4:30 p.m., The Fierce Fashionistas, featuring WSBS’s dynamic Mimi Rosenblatt & Hope Aaron, will perform a dramatic reading […]

To Rockwell, with Love: Fan Mail and the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ Exhibition Opening 2017-03-01T11:41:49+00:00

25th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show: Exhibition Opening Reception

Saturday, February 5 1 to 5 p.m. Meet the region's talented young artists during the opening of this spirited installation featuring original work created in a variety of media. At 2 p.m., commentary will be provided by acclaimed picture book illustrator Ruth Sanderson; refreshments will be served.

25th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show: Exhibition Opening Reception 2017-03-01T11:41:49+00:00

Picture This! A Family Festival with Jerry Pinkney

Sunday, November 14, 1 to 4 p.m. Meet Caldecott-winning artist Jerry Pinkney during this fun-filled family day featuring art making, dramatic readings, tours, and special presentation and book signing by the artist!

Picture This! A Family Festival with Jerry Pinkney 2017-03-01T11:41:51+00:00

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I

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Norman Rockwell Museum
November 8, 2008 through January 25, 2009

Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama
July 23, 2016 through October 15, 2016

Upcountry History Museum Furman University, Greenville, SC
June 17, 2017 – September 10, 2017

When America entered World War I, it was clear that engagement in the conflict would require sustained effort of a magnitude and intensity that had previously been unimagined. Ready troops, supplies, and sacrifice on the home […]

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I 2017-03-01T11:41:51+00:00

Raw Nerve! The Political Art of Steve Brodner

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June 7 through October 26, 2008

In the finest tradition of Thomas Nast and the time-honored art of political satire, this special exhibition anticipates our nation’s upcoming presidential elections with stunning visual reflections our nation’s most prominent contemporary leaders and their legacies.

An award-winning draftsman, commentator, and humorist, Steve Brodner has created illustrations, cartoons, and reportage for nearly every major American periodical, including Esquire, The New York Times, […]

Raw Nerve! The Political Art of Steve Brodner 2017-03-01T11:41:53+00:00

In Full Bloom: Artists Design Garden Gates

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July 4 through October 19, 2008

Garden gates are the quintessential element of an ideal garden and provide symbolic entry into a world of color and aesthetic beauty. This resplendent outdoor exhibition celebrates the wonders of both art and nature, and artist designs will complement the idyllic grounds of Norman Rockwell Museum during the summer season. This lively exhibition will offer new perspectives on a timeless component […]

In Full Bloom: Artists Design Garden Gates 2017-03-01T11:41:53+00:00

Norman Rockwell: Illustrator in Chief

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February 15 through November 16, 2008

Many of Norman Rockwell’s illustrations for periodicals, advertising campaigns, and other publications, were created to show the engagement of Americans in the process of electing a president. From 1952 to 1960, Rockwell’s portraits of the major presidential candidates – including Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy – graced the covers of The Saturday Evening Post. In 1964, after his association […]

Norman Rockwell: Illustrator in Chief 2017-03-01T11:41:53+00:00

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel

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November 10, 2007 through May 26, 2008

A burgeoning art form with roots planted firmly in history, graphic novels, or long-form comic books, have inspired the interest of the literary establishment and a growing number of readers. For today’s aficionados, graphic novels, with their antiheroes and visual appeal, are positioned to usurp the role that the novel once played. Focused on subjects as diverse as the nature […]

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel 2017-03-01T11:41:54+00:00

America’s Camp: Images of Hope and Healing from the Children of 9/11

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August 18 through September 16, 2007

A powerful exhibition of artworks created at America’s Camp in the Berkshires by the children of parents who died as a result of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Many children have attended America’s Camp in western Massachusetts annually, where they participated in group projects that provided the opportunity for self-expression, from memory quilts to sculptural reflections on loss and […]

America’s Camp: Images of Hope and Healing from the Children of 9/11 2017-03-01T11:41:55+00:00

Ephemeral Beauty: Al Parker and the American Women’s Magazine, 1940-1960

June 9 through October 28, 2007

Tell-Me-the-Time_comprIllustrator Al Parkers stylish, edgy compositions were influenced by photography, jazz, and modern painting. The innovative, modernist artworks he created for mass-appeal women’s magazines and their advertisers profoundly influenced the values and aspirations of American women and their families during the post-war era. The exhibition features original works created for Ladies’ Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, McCall’s, and Cosmopolitan by Parker and […]

Ephemeral Beauty: Al Parker and the American Women’s Magazine, 1940-1960 2017-03-01T11:41:55+00:00

Picturing Health: Rockwell Paintings from the Pfizer Collection

January 27 through May 28, 2007

NR_thermometer_2Join us for this rare glimpse at paintings by Norman Rockwell from the Pfizer Collection, which are among the finest examples of the artist’s imagery for advertising. His heartfelt portrayals inspired Americans to view themselves and their physicians with optimism, and presented the notion that health is affected as much by our emotional lives as by our physical well-being. Rockwell’s paintings, […]

Picturing Health: Rockwell Paintings from the Pfizer Collection 2017-03-01T11:41:55+00:00

More than Words: Artists’ Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art

November 11 2006 through January 14, 2007

PassionateKissesIn an age of e-mail and instant messaging, More Than Words reconnects us with the wonders of handmade communications. The exhibition features more than 75 hand-illustrated letters from such celebrated artists as Alexander Calder, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Andrew Wyeth. Their communications offer an intimate view of the artists’ worlds-their families, friends, business relations, travels, […]

More than Words: Artists’ Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art 2017-03-01T11:41:56+00:00

Frederic Remington and the American Civil War: A Ghost Story

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June 9 through October 29, 2006

At the dawn of the American Century, an Eastern artist best known for his illustrations in the periodicals of the day defined national values through his romanticized images of the cowboy on the American frontier. Frederic Remington (1861-1909) created powerful images that were accepted as the distillation of the best of the American character, conveying a sense of strong individualism and […]

Frederic Remington and the American Civil War: A Ghost Story 2017-03-01T11:41:56+00:00

A Rockwell Rediscovered The Tale of Two Paintings

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June 9 through October 21, 2006

Through an improbable convergence of circumstances, an iconic painting not known to have been missing has been found after more than thirty-five years.

Norman Rockwell”s Breaking Home Ties was painted for the September 25, 1954 cover of The Saturday Evening Post. For the past several years, Breaking Home Ties has been on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum, or so it was […]

A Rockwell Rediscovered The Tale of Two Paintings 2017-03-01T11:41:56+00:00

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney

February 18 through May 20 2006

dino1From the soothing, restorative environment of Waterfall City to the hidden wonders of Chandara, acclaimed author and illustrator James Gurney’s magical Dinotopian world comes to life in this enchanting exhibition that features 44 original oil paintings from the best-selling illustrated books Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time (1992) and Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995). The exhibition, organized by the Norman Rockwell […]

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney 2017-03-01T11:41:57+00:00

National Geographic: The Art of Exploration

Through May 31 2006

TE_geo-teeming-life_detailFor more than a century, the National Geographic Society’s illustrators have taken readers to places beyond the reach of a camera’s lens on journeys of the imagination to destinations that can be seen only through the artist’s eye. Vivid and compelling, their images have allowed us to witness the birth of our planet and look forward to the colonization of space – helping […]

National Geographic: The Art of Exploration 2017-03-01T11:41:57+00:00

Tasha Tudor’s Spirit of the Holidays

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November 25 2005 through February 5 2006

Throughout an illustrious career spanning seven decades, Tasha Tudor has delighted an international audience with her joyful writings and enchanting images. Among the most beloved artists of our time, she has authored over twenty published titles, and her illustrations, or the discussion of her unique lifestyle, are featured in one hundred books.

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Hometown Hero, Citizens of the World: Rockwell in Stockbridge

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June 5 through October 1, 2004

Norman Rockwell painted some of the greatest works of his career during the 1960s. It was a time of turbulence in Rockwell’s personal life as well as in the world. Hometown Hero, Citizen of the World: Rockwell in Stockbridge, examines the powerful paintings and fascinating ephemera from the last 25 years of Rockwell’s life in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

The exhibition, featuring more than […]

Hometown Hero, Citizens of the World: Rockwell in Stockbridge 2017-03-01T11:41:58+00:00

The Art of the New Yorker: Eighty Years in the Vangaurd

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On view through October 31, 2005

Steeped in history, The New Yorker seems eternally new. First published in 1925, the magazine developed its distinctive look and role as the interpreter of all things New York by showcasing the art of America’s most gifted visual commentators, from Peter Arno, Saul Steinberg and William Steig to Edward Sorel, Steve Brodner and Roz Chast. Artists of unsurpassed brilliance have commented […]

The Art of the New Yorker: Eighty Years in the Vangaurd 2017-03-01T11:41:58+00:00

The Red Rose Girls: An Uncommon Story of Art and Love

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November 8, 2003 through May 31, 2004

Twenty-three years before American women won the right to vote in national elections, illustrators Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Violet Oakley established a unique communal household based on professional cooperation and personal affection. The three artists met in 1897 when they were all studying with Howard Pyle, the nation’s most celebrated illustrator. It was Pyle who noted a […]

The Red Rose Girls: An Uncommon Story of Art and Love 2017-03-01T11:41:59+00:00

Freedom: Norman Rockwell’s Vermont Years

June 7 through October 19, 2003

Kansas_SpiritImages that defined America resonate profoundly in the Norman Rockwell Museum’s new exhibition, Freedom: Norman Rockwell’s Vermont Years, on view from June 7, 2003 to November 9, 2003. The second exhibit in a three-part retrospective presented by the Museum that examines Rockwell’s life, work, and the communities in which he lived, Freedom focuses on the years from 1939 to 1953 when […]

Freedom: Norman Rockwell’s Vermont Years 2017-03-01T11:41:59+00:00

The Berenstain Bears Celebrate: The Art of Stan and Jan Berenstain

February 8 through October 26, 2003

BerenstainHereComeTheBearsMore than four generations of children have eagerly followed the adventures of the Berenstain Bears, and have learned about life in the process. Now, for the first time, a major museum exhibition showcases the work of the series’ prolific creators in the Norman Rockwell Museum’s presentation of The Berenstain Bears Celebrate: The Art of Stan and Jan Berenstain.

The Berenstain Bears Celebrate: The Art of Stan and Jan Berenstain 2017-03-01T11:41:59+00:00