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Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of the Holidays


Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of the Holidays

About the Exhibition

November 22, 2016 through January 29, 2017
at Norman Rockwell Museum

. . .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 are inspired by the work of […]

Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of the Holidays2017-03-01T11:38:24+00:00

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller. For nearly seven decades, while history was in the making all around him, Rockwell chronicled our changing society in the small details and nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life, providing a personalized interpretation—albeit often an idealized one—of American identity. His depictions offered a reassuring visual haven during a time of momentous transformation as our country evolved into a complex, modern society. Rockwell’s contributions to our visual legacy, many of them now icons of American culture, have found a permanent place in our national psyche.

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell2017-03-01T11:39:13+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers

 

Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
October 14, 2012 – January 6, 2013

For nearly fifty years, millions of Americans brought Norman Rockwell’s art into their homes, enjoying the artist’s Saturday Evening Post covers while seated in their favorite chairs, surrounded by their belongings in the company of their families. This intimate connection with Rockwell’s art made […]

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers2017-03-01T11:41:04+00:00

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel

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Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia
February 20, 2010 – May 23, 2010

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA.
October 16, 2010 – January 30, 2011

Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY
March 3, 2012 through April 29, 2012

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 […]

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel2017-03-01T11:41:05+00:00

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

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National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, TX
September 16, 2016 through January 13, 2017

Many of Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers during the 1940s were inspired by life on the American homefront during World War II. Rockwell’s powerful Four Freedoms, unforgettable Rosie the […]

Norman Rockwell in the 1940s: A View of the American Homefront2017-03-01T11:41:12+00:00

William Steig: Love & Laughter

William Steig: Love & Laughter

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

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About the Exhibition

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 […]

William Steig: Love & Laughter2017-03-01T11:41:24+00:00

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I

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An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

About the Exhibition

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, […]

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I2017-04-03T14:41:39+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers

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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 illustrator thus becomes […]

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers2017-03-01T11:41:25+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. 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.

An Exhibition Organized […]

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera2017-03-01T11:41:26+00:00

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration

Doctor_Boy_Thermometer “Doctor and Boy Looking at Thermometer”, Norman Rockwell 1954 Display advertisement for The Upjohn Company Oil on canvas Collection of Pfizer Inc Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing , Niles, IL

An exhibition organized
by the Norman Rockwell Museum

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

The Norman Rockwell Museum has organized an exhibition of original paintings from the collection of Pfizer Inc by legendary […]

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration2017-03-01T11:41:26+00:00

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


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

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

Host this exhibition.  Learn More >

About the Exhibition

…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 […]

Norman Rockwell in the 1940s: A View of the American Homefront2017-03-21T15:55:49+00:00

Norman Rockwell and the American Family


Norman Rockwell and the American Family

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

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About the Exhibition

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 […]

Norman Rockwell and the American Family2017-03-01T11:41:29+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn


Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

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About the Exhibition

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, […]

Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn2017-03-01T11:41:34+00:00

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration

 El Paso Museum of Art, Texas
June 12, 2011 – September 4, 2011

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration will feature original paintings by Norman Rockwell from the Pfizer Collection, which are among the finest examples of the artist’s imagery for advertising. These beloved portrayals inspired Americans to view themselves and their physicians with optimism, and presented the notion that health […]

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration2017-03-01T11:41:40+00:00

Dancing by the Light of the Moon: The Art of Fred Marcellino

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With narrative illustration . . . each picture is a link in a chain, and they all exist in counterpoint with the text. And although you want each picture to have impact, just like a jacket, book illustration can be much more subtle. It can be pondered and savored over a period of time.

—Fred Marcellino

Fred Marcellino was a gifted visual communicator whose memorable images have been […]

Dancing by the Light of the Moon: The Art of Fred Marcellino2017-03-01T11:41:48+00:00

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel

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An exhibition organized
by the Norman Rockwell Museum

Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute; Utica, New York
March 3, 2012 through April 29, 2012

A comprehensive analysis of a significant emerging artistic and literary genre, LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel will examine the use of sequential art as a significant form of visual communication, and place specific emphasis on the art of the contemporary graphic novel. Published in book […]

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel2017-03-01T11:41:54+00:00
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