A humanist and close observer of the world around him, it is perhaps no surprise that working Americans across a broad range of employment sectors were a focus of Rockwell’s art - from education, health care, and law enforcement to agriculture and essential trades. A sense of longing, desire, and humor are entwined in the artist’s wishful images of hardworking people, who seek to do their best and sometimes dream of something more.
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David Macaulay: Crossing on Time
An Exhibition Organized by Norman Rockwell Museum.
(Factsheet at bottom of page) This exhibition, highlighting the new book Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to a New World, will incorporate original illustrations, photography and archival materials to showcase both a unique illustration talent as well as an American icon and technological marvel of the sea.
Lynda Jean Gunn (1955 – 2019) of Stockbridge, holds a special place in our hearts. She passed away this week and we would like to share some memories in tribute to her.
Artist Joe Mathieu will discuss his experiences as a primary illustrator of Sesame Street’s beloved characters for books, magazines, and toys. His art captured the look and feel of the famed television program, leading to a long relationship with Random House and Sesame Street Workshop that continues to this day. In addition to more than 150 books, Mathieu has created art for albums and CD covers, and images for a wide range of clients.
Tuesday, August 13
4:30 p.m. Lemonade on the Terrace
5:00 p.m. Talk
INSPIRED: NORMAN ROCKWELL AND ERIK ERIKSON
June 8 through October 27, 2019
In February 1959, Norman Rockwell appeared on Edward R. Murrow’s celebrity interview show, Person to Person. For decades, Rockwell had painted wholesome scenes of American life, and Murrow interviewed Rockwell at his home in the bucolic small town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. On the program, the artist described how much he and his family loved […]
The Norman Rockwell Scavenger Hunt at the Red Lion Inn using the NRM Mobile App!
The Red Lion Inn showcases a considerable collection of Norman Rockwell prints on its walls. Using the Norman Rockwell Museum mobile app, look up the audio/video tour content for each of the following paintings to find the answers to the questions that accompanies each image. Pick up the scavenger hunt sheet at the Front Desk of […]
A common misconception is the idea that the Victorians invented childhood. Though there were obviously children running around and playing for innumerable generations before the 19th century, the concept of “childhood” was nowhere near as prevalent or as closely observed as it was by the Victorians. Children throughout history were often participating members of the household, assisting with daily chores which were commonly more labor intensive than making the bed or loading the dishwasher, in comparison with today.
Support Free Kids Admission at Norman Rockwell Museum
Kids are free every day at the Museum. Your generous gift of $500 will provide free admission for 80 children, giving access to art, history and a world of wonder. $250 gives 20 children a museum experience that will start a lifetime habit of museum visits. $100 opens the eyes of 8 children to the learning a museum can provide.
May we count on you? […]
Renowned artist and illustrator Wendell Minor has been named Artist Laureate for 2018/2019 by the Norman Rockwell Museum. Established in 2008, the Museum’s Artist Laureate Award honors the contributions of outstanding visual artists whose exceptional dedication to the Museum and its mission have guided and advanced the work of the institution
As we developed Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, the one question that kept coming up was “What does freedom mean today?”
That’s why we are kicking-off a new social media campaign called “#FourFreedomsToday.”
All you need to do is express what freedom means to you on social media using the hashtag #FourFreedomsToday, and you could be selected to be featured in our traveling exhibition and on the exhibition website.
On January 6, 1941, 77 years ago tomorrow, President Franklin Roosevelt (pictured above in 1934) proclaimed the need to defend four essential freedoms—Freedom of Expression, Freedo