A Message from Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt

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Stockbridge, MA, March 21 2019— Always believe that a small group of individuals can change the world. Norman Rockwell and America’s […]

A Message from Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt2019-03-22T09:31:21-04:00

Illustration Across Media Conference

Illustration Across Media: Nineteenth Century to Now – conference starts March 21 at Washington University in St. Louis.

Organized by the DB Dowd Modern Graphic History Library and the Norman Rockwell Museum, this symposium brings together scholars from across the humanities and the arts to explore the history, context, and theory of illustration in the United States from the nineteenth century to now.

Illustration Across Media Conference2019-03-20T10:26:55-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms: Student Works from the Capital Region”

While its acclaimed exhibition Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms continues its international tour this year, Norman Rockwell Museum is once again teaming up with New York’s Capital Area Art Supervisors to present an exhibition of student artwork closer to home, exploring what freedom means for a new generation. Reimagining The Four Freedom: Student Works from the Capital Region will return to the Museum for its forth year, with an exhibition on view from March 16 through April 14, 2019.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms: Student Works from the Capital Region”2019-02-27T18:30:50-04:00

New Symposium Focuses on the Impact of Illustration on America

The Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum and the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University will bring leading scholars and artist practitioners together at a symposium designed to explore the significance of American illustration and its impact on perceptions and attitudes across time. “Illustration Across Media: Nineteenth Century to Now” will be held at Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri, from Thursday, March 21 to Saturday, March 23, 2019.

New Symposium Focuses on the Impact of Illustration on America2019-03-20T10:20:07-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Partners with Collective Arts Brewing to Establish Student Call for Art and Festival

Norman Rockwell Museum and Collective Arts Brewing have announced a new partnership designed to promote illustration programs around the country and highlight career paths available to artists. The Museum and the craft beer company have teamed up to host their first Art of Brewing call for art, open to art students in the United States. The submission deadline is March 31, 2019. 

Norman Rockwell Museum Partners with Collective Arts Brewing to Establish Student Call for Art and Festival2019-02-11T11:08:42-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum and Illustrator Grace Lin Celebrate Chinese New Year with Family Day

In conjunction with its current exhibition Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration, Norman Rockwell Museum will present Celebrating Chinese New Year, a family day featuring illustrator Grace Lin, on Saturday, February 9, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum and Illustrator Grace Lin Celebrate Chinese New Year with Family Day2019-02-05T17:35:37-04:00

MEDIA ADVISORY: NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM TURNS 50!

This summer, the Norman Rockwell Museum celebrates 50 years as the nation’s leading center for illustration art with a suite of three special exhibitions that explore Rockwell’s art, life, and legacy, and the year 1969, as well as an installation of photographs, new media, and artifacts that together evoke Stockbridge’s Old Corner House, where the Museum was first established.

MEDIA ADVISORY: NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM TURNS 50!2019-01-31T10:49:28-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents 33rd Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show

In celebration of Norman Rockwell’s 125th birthday, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the 33rd annual Berkshire County High School Art Show, with a special exhibition opening to be held on Saturday, February 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the young artists, and at 2:30 p.m. hear a lecture from acclaimed illustrator Gregory Manchess, whose work is also currently on view at the Museum. 

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents 33rd Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show2019-01-31T09:31:08-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “The Art and Wit of Rube Goldberg”

The Norman Rockwell Museum presents The Art and Wit of Rube Goldberg, an exhibition exploring the humorous illustrations of the visionary artist, who has become famous for the creative inventions bearing his name. On view at the Museum from March 2 through June 9, 2019, the exhibition will offer a revealing look at Goldberg’s creativity

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “The Art and Wit of Rube Goldberg”2019-01-25T16:52:00-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Gets Adventurous During February School Vacation Week

Norman Rockwell Museum will present Adventure Week, a series of drop-in activities for all ages from Monday, February 18 through Saturday, February 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Gets Adventurous During February School Vacation Week2019-02-25T16:38:39-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Four Freedoms Forum: The Transformative Power of Art

As its international traveling exhibition of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms opens in Washington, D.C. this month, Norman Rockwell Museum will present The Transformative Power of Art, the latest of its Four Freedoms Forums, to be held at its Stockbridge campus on Thursday, February 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. 

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Four Freedoms Forum: The Transformative Power of Art2019-02-25T16:39:15-04:00

Magic Tree House Author Mary Pope Osborne To Give Talk on the Art of Storytelling at Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum and Berkshire Magazine will present a special talk with author Mary Pope Osborne and her Magic Tree House Team at the Museum on Thursday, January 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. Osborne, who lives part-time in the Berkshires and whose family home is in Great Barrington, will share her creative process and storytelling ideas for the award-winning Magic Tree House series of children’s books.

Magic Tree House Author Mary Pope Osborne To Give Talk on the Art of Storytelling at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-12-20T17:35:54-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum and Mahaiwe To Present Above the Timberline Radio Play

Norman Rockwell Museum and The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present the world premiere of Above the Timberline, a radio play based on the critically acclaimed novel by illustrator/author Gregory Manchess. Performed by high school students from Berkshire County, the radio play will be presented on Friday, February 1, starting at 7 p.m, on the stage of The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington.

Norman Rockwell Museum and Mahaiwe To Present Above the Timberline Radio Play2018-12-20T17:31:20-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Real and Imagined: A Master Painting Class with Illustrator Gregory Manchess

In conjunction with its current exhibition Gregory Manchess: Above the Timberline, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a master painting class with Gregory Manchess on Saturday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop has been filled to capacity. You can still add your name to the waiting list by contacting the Museum at 413.931.2221 or register@nrm.org

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Real and Imagined: A Master Painting Class with Illustrator Gregory Manchess2019-01-04T16:09:01-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Celebrate Cultural Traditions with Members and Donors Holiday Party

In conjunction with its new exhibition Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration, Norman Rockwell Museum will host a seasonal holiday party for its members on Friday, December 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The family-friendly celebration will feature holiday food from around the world, a chance to take in the holiday exhibitions, and activities for the whole family.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Celebrate Cultural Traditions with Members and Donors Holiday Party2018-12-10T11:55:53-04:00

Norman Rockwell Scavenger Hunt at the Red Lion Inn using the NRM Mobile App

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 […]

Norman Rockwell Scavenger Hunt at the Red Lion Inn using the NRM Mobile App2018-11-30T06:59:17-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Wonder of the Holidays: An Afternoon with Illustrator Jerry Pinkney

Norman Rockwell Museum will present Wonder of the Holidays, an afternoon with Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney on Saturday, December 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Pinkney will share his illustrated stories of holiday wonder, warmth, and cheer by three noted authors.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Wonder of the Holidays: An Afternoon with Illustrator Jerry Pinkney2018-11-29T15:57:51-04:00

Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi to Launch New Holiday Book at Norman Rockwell Museum

Award-winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi will return to the Norman Rockwell Museum on Sunday, December 9, starting at 2 p.m. for a special program to celebrate the launch of his new holiday book The Broken Ornament. The artist’s work was previously the subject of the Museum’s 2017/2018 exhibition, Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi.

Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi to Launch New Holiday Book at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-11-29T15:56:48-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Explores Cultural Traditions with School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Programs and Talks

In celebration of the season, Norman Rockwell Museum will explore cultural traditions with a week of drop-in art programs to be held Wednesday, December 26 through Sunday, December 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration, families will have the opportunity to explore the works on view and take home a memento of their own design.

Norman Rockwell Museum Explores Cultural Traditions with School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Programs and Talks2019-01-04T09:47:44-04:00

Norman Rockwell’s “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.

Norman Rockwell’s “Golden Rule”2018-11-20T10:10:22-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum to Present Drawing as Human Practice, a Talk and Book Party, with D.B. Dowd

Author, illustrator, and theorist D.B. Dowd will present a talk about the themes in his latest book, Stick Figures: Drawing as a Human Practice, at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, December 15, starting at 5 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum to Present Drawing as Human Practice, a Talk and Book Party, with D.B. Dowd2018-12-18T14:13:40-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration

Before the winter solstice, as the days grow shorter, people of every culture long for the return of light. This fall/winter season Norman Rockwell Museum will explore the commonality and distinctiveness of people through the art and stories found in children’s holiday picture books created by six award-winning illustrators. Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration is on view at the Museum from November 17, 2018 through February 10, 2019.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration2018-11-13T17:23:50-04:00

Gregory Manchess: Above the Timberline opens November 10

This fall and winter, the Norman Rockwell Museum takes visitors on a journey through this imaginative tale with the exhibition Gregory Manchess: Above the Timberline. With 30 paintings, as well as props, archival materials, photographs, and behind-the-scenes videos exploring the artist’s process, the exhibition explores the art and ideas that inform this vivid tale. Life-sized sculptures of characters (including polar bears) will also be on display.

Gregory Manchess: Above the Timberline opens November 102018-11-13T17:26:23-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Workshop on the Art of Memoir

Norman Rockwell Museum will present an afternoon workshop on the art of memoir on Sunday, November 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. Author and educator Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. will share her insights on the importance and helpfulness of keeping a written account of one’s memory. 

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Workshop on the Art of Memoir2018-11-13T17:32:38-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Paintings in Song—The Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms with the musical performance Paintings in Song, to be held at the Museum on Saturday, November 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s art, Paintings in Song is being performed by choral ensemble Crescendo, led by artistic director Christine Gevert and Berkshire-based composer John Myers.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Paintings in Song—The Four Freedoms2018-11-09T15:51:58-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Screen Jarvis Rockwell Documentary

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a screening of Jarvis Rockwell, a recently completed documentary about Norman Rockwell’s eldest son, on Friday, November 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. Produced by Massachusetts filmmakers Rachel Victor and Loren S. Miller, the film traces the artistic journey of Jarvis Rockwell, exploring his complicated family life and passion for action figures, which have become essential symbolic elements in his work.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Screen Jarvis Rockwell Documentary2018-11-02T15:36:18-04:00

Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions opens November 10

This fall and winter, the Norman Rockwell Museum explores the art of adventure through the work of celebrated illustrator Frank E. Schoonover (1877–1972). With more than 80 original works, Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions will trace the creative journey and eventful life of this influential Golden Age illustrator, one whose vivid, dynamic work was deeply informed by his own numerous wilderness voyages, undertaken to fulfill his belief that artists should live what they paint—an adage often repeated by his noted teacher, acclaimed illustrator Howard Pyle (1853–1911).

Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions opens November 102018-11-01T16:19:58-04:00

Fantasy Illustrator Mark Romanoski To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

As part of its "Inspired By Rockwell" lecture series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk with illustrator Mark Romanoski on Saturday, November 10, starting at 5 p.m. A renowned fantasy illustrator, Ramonoski has created artworks for such high-profile clients as Magic: The Gathering, The World of War-Craft, and the World Wrestling Federation.

Fantasy Illustrator Mark Romanoski To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-10-31T17:15:43-04:00

All Bases Covered

Whether you're a Red Sox or Dodgers fan, we've got you covered during this World Series weekend. Visit our exhibition of all 323 of Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post covers, and look classic Rockwell baseball illustrations.

All Bases Covered2018-10-26T16:08:21-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Explores Stockbridge Cemetery on October 25

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a walking history tour of Stockbridge Cemetery on Thursday, October 25, starting at 5 p.m. The Museum’s Curator of Education Tom Daly will lead the tour, which looks at the burial sites of such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, Elizabeth Freeman, the Sedgwick Family, and other notable town residents.

Norman Rockwell Museum Explores Stockbridge Cemetery on October 252018-10-23T13:58:39-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Papers for Rockwell Center Symposium

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies and the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, announce a call for proposals for "Illustration Across Media: Nineteenth Century to Now," a symposium to be held at Washington University from March 21 through 23, 2019. The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2018.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Papers for Rockwell Center Symposium2018-10-23T13:57:50-04:00

Scratchboard Illustrator Bri Hermanson To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

As part of its “Inspired By Rockwell” lecture series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk with illustrator Bri Hermanson on Saturday, October 20, starting at 5 p.m. A renowned scratchboard illustrator, Hermanson’s work can be seen in the Museum’s current traveling exhibition Reimagining The Four Freedoms

Scratchboard Illustrator Bri Hermanson To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-10-17T17:16:10-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Making a Scene: Digital Painting with Adobe Photoshop

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a digital painting workshop on Saturday, October 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Gaming artist and Museum educator Patrick O’Donnell will explore the step-by-step process used in creating digital artworks in Adobe Photoshop.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Making a Scene: Digital Painting with Adobe Photoshop2018-10-17T17:15:41-04:00

Making Meaning of Illustration

American illustration is an exciting and popular field with tremendous cultural significance, yet paradoxically, one with an image problem. “Illustration,” defined broadly, lacks the centrality and heuristic coherence that the related field of fine art painting has. Partly because of this fact, the endeavor has had difficulty acquiring legitimacy.

Making Meaning of Illustration2018-10-11T11:19:56-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Selected for Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative

Norman Rockwell Museum has been selected to participate in the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative. A partnership between two Boston-based foundations - Barr and The Klarman Family Foundation – the initiative is a $25 million, six-year investment in 29 arts and cultural organizations from across Massachusetts. Norman Rockwell Museum’s engagement in the initiative involves grants totaling $612,000 over the next three years.

Norman Rockwell Museum Selected for Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative2018-10-09T12:19:55-04:00

Thoughts on Illustration from the Rockwell Center Society of Fellows

Thoughts on Illustration from the Rockwell Center Society of Fellows

A Blog Series Introduction

Featured weekly in this month, a series of blog posts by Rockwell Center Society of Fellows scholars offer insights into illustration from vantage points meaningful within the diverse scope of their academic interests.

Rockwell Society of Fellows, left to right: Laurie Norton Moffatt, Director/CEO; Michele Bogart; Erika Doss; Christopher Lukasik; D.B. Dowd

Making Meaning of […]

Thoughts on Illustration from the Rockwell Center Society of Fellows2018-10-10T13:07:49-04:00

Forbes Recognizes Norman Rockwell Museum’s Education Program

Forbes Magazine has recently highlighted the work that Norman Rockwell Museum is doing to promote neurodiversity. Often defined as the idea that neurological differences such as autism and ADHD are to be recognized and respected as normal human variation, the article looks at the Museum's partnership with the College Internship Program.

Forbes Recognizes Norman Rockwell Museum’s Education Program2018-09-24T09:37:09-04:00

USA Today Names “Keepers of the Flame” to List of Best Fall Exhibitions

Our current exhibition Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition continues to attract praise from both visitors and the media. This week USA Today included the show in their list of "the best American museum exhibits this fall."

USA Today Names “Keepers of the Flame” to List of Best Fall Exhibitions2018-09-12T11:30:50-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Lecture on the Tradition of Narrative Arts

Norman Rockwell Museum will present "Narrative Arts Matters," an art talk with the Museum’s President, illustrator Alice A. Carter on Saturday, September 22, starting at 1:30 p.m. The talk will elaborate on the centuries-old tradition of visual storytelling, the primary focus in the Museum’s current exhibition Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Lecture on the Tradition of Narrative Arts2018-09-04T15:48:03-04:00

Museum Welcomes New U.S. Citizens

Norman Rockwell Museum was proud to once again partner with the Berkshire Immigrant Center and host our seventh annual United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony at the Museum on August 10, 2018. 23 men and women, originally from 16 countries, took the oath and were sworn in against the welcoming backdrop of Norman Rockwell's artwork.

Museum Welcomes New U.S. Citizens2018-08-20T13:48:43-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Moving Pictures: A History of Hand-Drawn Animation

Norman Rockwell Museum will present Moving Pictures, a lecture looking at the history of hand-drawn animation from 1912 to 1990, on Saturday, August 18, starting at 1:30 p.m. Norman Rockwell Museum Curator of Exhibitions Jesse Kowalski will discuss how animated film has evolved from its earliest stages—from experimental films to cartoon shorts from the 1930s through 1950s.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Moving Pictures: A History of Hand-Drawn Animation2018-08-13T13:04:04-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum’s The Narrative Tradition Series Continues with Art Talks and Musical Performance

On Thursday, August 23, the Museum will welcome back local a cappella group Quintessential for an evening of art music. The group, which includes tenors Al Thorp, Jay Wise and Jim McMenamy, and bass/baritone David Anderegg, will perform songs that tell stories and complement the themes of the Keepers of the Flame exhibition. 

Norman Rockwell Museum’s The Narrative Tradition Series Continues with Art Talks and Musical Performance2018-08-27T15:06:44-04:00

Illustration History Blog: Children’s Book Illustrators and the Golden Age of Illustration

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.

Illustration History Blog: Children’s Book Illustrators and the Golden Age of Illustration2018-08-13T13:27:33-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Reimagining the Four Freedoms: Contemporary Artists Speak

Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with contemporary artists whose work is featured in "Reimagining the Four Freedoms," a Museum exhibition currently on view at Hunter College’s Casa Lally in New York, on Thursday, August 9 starting at 5:30 p.m. Artists Bri Hermanson, Jane Feldman, Peter O. Zeirlein, and Pops Peterson, will share their perspectives on the shape of freedom today, as reflected in their work.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Reimagining the Four Freedoms: Contemporary Artists Speak2018-08-03T16:36:51-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Annual United States Citizenship Ceremony on August 10th

Norman Rockwell Museum will partner with the Berkshire Immigrant Center to host their annual United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, August 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Now in its seventh year of being held at the Museum, the ceremony is for residents of Western Massachusetts who have immigrated to the United States from around the world.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Annual United States Citizenship Ceremony on August 10th2019-03-26T16:59:46-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Brain and the Portrait with Dr. Donald B. Giddon

Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with Professor Dr. Donald B. Giddon on Thursday, August 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Giddon will examine the visual and emotional aspects of painted and drawn portraits, discussing the art of Norman Rockwell and other artists. 

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Brain and the Portrait with Dr. Donald B. Giddon2018-08-01T11:07:56-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Looks at The New Woman in American Pop Culture

Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with author and Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies Fellow, Barbara Tepa Lupack, Ph.D. on Thursday, August 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Lupak will explore the role of magazine illustration and editorial/political cartoons in defining and popularizing the notion of the "New Woman" of the turn of the twentieth century. 

Norman Rockwell Museum Looks at The New Woman in American Pop Culture2018-09-04T15:35:24-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Four Freedoms Festival Day

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, Norman Rockwell Museum will host a special Four Freedoms Festival Day on Saturday, September 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebration will include related talks, tours, and performances.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Four Freedoms Festival Day2018-09-11T11:46:54-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Honors the Centennial of World War I

Norman Rockwell Museum will honor the heroism and sacrifice of those who served in World War I, on Saturday, July 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. This special event will explore the experiences of those affected by the war through poetry, performance, and Rockwell’s art.

Norman Rockwell Museum Honors the Centennial of World War I2018-07-13T16:37:56-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Artful Beer Tasting with Collective Arts Brewing

Norman Rockwell Museum will host a special beer tasting with Collective Arts Brewing on Monday, August 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Based in Ontario, Canada, Collective Arts Brewing commissions artists to adorn their cans and curates music to accompany each craft beer. There will be music, hors d’oeuvres and Collective Arts beverages served on the Museum Terrace. 

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Artful Beer Tasting with Collective Arts Brewing2018-08-07T17:11:35-04:00

Award-Winning Artist and Illustrator Wendell Minor Named Artist Laureate for 2018

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

Award-Winning Artist and Illustrator Wendell Minor Named Artist Laureate for 20182018-06-22T18:05:27-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Paint Out! In Plein Air Art Event

Norman Rockwell Museum will hold an outdoor painting event, inspired by the Museum’s bucolic 36-acre estate, on Saturday, September 15, from 12 to 4 p.m. Artist Dan Howe will present plein air painting demonstrations, and then guide participants in the creation of their own artworks.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Paint Out! In Plein Air Art Event2018-09-20T15:12:10-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Maxfield Parrish: Machinist, Artisan, Artist

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a lecture on the working methods of artist Maxfield Parrish on Thursday, July 19, starting at 5:30 p.m. Ann Lawless, Executive Director of the American Precision Museum, will reflect on the many interesting facets of Parrish’s career. The event is free for Museum members or included with Museum admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Maxfield Parrish: Machinist, Artisan, Artist2018-07-25T14:55:02-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Roots of Inspiration: Contemporary Artists Speak

In conjunction with Norman Rockwell Museum’s new exhibition, Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition, the Museum will hold a discussion that examines artistic influences. Roots of Inspiration: Contemporary Artists Speak will pay tribute to the artists, peers and mentors that inspired accomplished illustrator/educators Doug Andersen, C.F. Payne and Bill Thomson. The event will start at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, providing visitors with an abundance of advice, meaningful stories and inspiration.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Roots of Inspiration: Contemporary Artists Speak2018-07-25T14:55:35-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Week-Long Drawing Workshop for Teens

FOR IMMDEDIATE RELEASE

Images available upon request

 Press contact:

Ellen Mazzer
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Norman Rockwell Museum
presscontact@nrm.org; 413.931.2290

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents
Week-Long Drawing Workshop for Teens

Stockbridge, MA, May 30, 2018 – Norman Rockwell Museum will present Urban Sketchers, a week-long series of drawing classes for teens and pre-teens on Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Illustrator Patrick O’Donnell will acquaint students with drawing techniques employed by America’s most popular illustrators, with an emphasis on sketching […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Week-Long Drawing Workshop for Teens2018-06-18T10:29:10-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home Run! An All American Baseball Day

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Images available upon request

Press Contact

Ellen Mazzer
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Norman Rockwell Museum
presscontact@nrm.org; 413.931.2290

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents
Home Run! An All American Baseball Day

 Stockbridge, MA, May 18, 2018—Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the national pastime with Home Run! An All American Baseball Day, to be held at the Museum on Saturday, July 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. The family festival day will kick off the summer season with a tribute to the sport and artists […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home Run! An All American Baseball Day2018-06-18T10:28:05-04:00

“New York Times Book Review” Editor Pamela Paul To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with journalist and author Pamela Paul on Thursday, July 26 starting at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, will discuss the power of published imagery and the narratives that are derived at the intersection of images and words.

“New York Times Book Review” Editor Pamela Paul To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-07-30T10:30:05-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Rosie the Riveter Day: A 75th Anniversary Celebration

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of Norman Rockwell’s most enduring works during its Rosie the Riveter Day, to be held at the Museum on Saturday, May 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Published on the cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" in May of 1943, the iconic painting will be the theme for talks, workshops, music, and dance performances throughout the afternoon.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Rosie the Riveter Day: A 75th Anniversary Celebration2018-05-22T11:05:46-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Family Day with Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a family day with artist Tony DiTerlizzi on Sunday, May 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the final weekend of its current exhibition of the illustrator’s work. The special closing event will feature drawing demonstrations, exhibition tours, readings, and a talk and book signing by the artist.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Family Day with Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi2018-05-21T13:05:07-04:00

“Shuffleton’s Barbershop” On View at Norman Rockwell Museum Beginning June 9

Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt today announced that Shuffleton’s Barbershop, Rockwell’s acclaimed 1950 painting recently acquired by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, will go on view at the Rockwell Museum beginning June 9. The painting, acknowledged by many as a masterpiece, joins the Museum’s landmark exhibition Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell, and the Narrative Tradition, on view from June 9 through October 28, 2018.

“Shuffleton’s Barbershop” On View at Norman Rockwell Museum Beginning June 92018-05-16T15:42:55-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition”

This summer, the Norman Rockwell Museum presents the first comprehensive exhibition to look at the work of master illustrators Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell in relation to the history of Western art. Opening June 9, Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell, and the Narrative Tradition will reveal the lineage connecting American illustration to some 500 years of European painting through the long line of teachers who have passed along their wisdom, knowledge, and techniques to generations of creators.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition”2018-05-22T11:06:57-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Appoints Mary A. Berle to New Leadership Position, Chief Educator

The Norman Rockwell Museum today announced the appointment of Mary A. Berle, a Harvard-trained educator, who is the current Principal of Muddy Brook Elementary School, in Great Barrington, MA, as the Rockwell Museum’s new Chief Educator. Ms. Berle will officially join the Museum on September 1, 2018, assuming a newly created senior-level position to lead the Museum’s education vision at a pivotal time of growth.

Norman Rockwell Museum Appoints Mary A. Berle to New Leadership Position, Chief Educator2018-05-16T15:39:20-04:00

What does freedom mean to you? #FourFreedomsToday

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.

What does freedom mean to you? #FourFreedomsToday
2018-04-17T18:51:19-04:00

Illustrator Katie Atkinson To Present Art, Mindfulness, and Self-Reflection Workshops at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a series of art and wellness workshops to be held on Saturdays, May 5 and June 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Katie Atkinson, an illustrator who focuses on themes of wellness, personal growth, and transformation, will guide participants in an exploration of art as a means for achieving a state of flow, mindfulness, and self-reflection.

Illustrator Katie Atkinson To Present Art, Mindfulness, and Self-Reflection Workshops at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-09T12:04:01-04:00

Illustrator Peter de Sève to Give Talk on Fantasy Art Inspiration at Norman Rockwell Museum

As part of its Picturing The Fantastical series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening lecture with illustrator Peter de Sève on Saturday, May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. An artist celebrated for his work for The New Yorker, picture books, and character designs for such animated films as Finding Nemo, Robots, and the Ice Age series, Peter de Sève has been inspired by masters of fantasy illustration throughout his career.

Illustrator Peter de Sève to Give Talk on Fantasy Art Inspiration at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-17T14:48:49-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates Art Museum Day on May 18 with Free Admission

To celebrate the 9th annual Art Museum Day, Norman Rockwell Museum announced today that it will offer free admission on Friday, May 18, 2018. An initiative of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Art Museum Day gathers hundreds of institutions from across North America to recognize the arts and the important role that art museums play in their communities. 

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates Art Museum Day on May 18 with Free Admission2018-04-17T14:49:29-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Explore Work of Gloria Stoll Karn and Other Female Pulp Fiction Artists

In connection with its current exhibition Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance, Norman Rockwell Museum will hold an evening lecture on Gloria Stoll Karn and other female pulp fiction artists from the 1940s on Saturday, June 2, starting at 5 p.m. The talk will be presented by author and illustration historian David Saunders, the son of pulp fiction artist Norman Saunders.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Explore Work of Gloria Stoll Karn and Other Female Pulp Fiction Artists2018-04-17T14:52:18-04:00

Illustrator Dan Howe to Lead Summer Art Workshops at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will host a series of art workshops this summer with illustrator Dan Howe. A contemporary realist painter and teacher, Howe will present a workshop of portraiture on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a weeklong art workshop on painting like the Golden Age masters of illustration from Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Illustrator Dan Howe to Lead Summer Art Workshops at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-17T14:52:55-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms”

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, Norman Rockwell Museum is once again teaming up with New York’s Capital Area Art Supervisors to present an exhibition of student artwork, exploring what freedom means for a new generation. Reimagining The Four Freedoms is on view at the Museum from March 16 through April 8, 2018.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms”2018-04-09T11:41:26-04:00

Artist Tony DiTerlizzi To Present Talk on Fantasy Illustration at Norman Rockwell Museum

As part of its Picturing The Fantastical series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening lecture with illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi on Saturday, April 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Known for his successful book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi is the subject of Norman Rockwell Museum's current exhibition Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi.

Artist Tony DiTerlizzi To Present Talk on Fantasy Illustration at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-09T12:02:30-04:00

Fantasy Artist Donato Giancola To Present Talk on Illustration Business at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening lecture with illustrator Donato Giancola on Saturday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. A painter of fantasy themes, known for his work for Magic: The Gathering, Giancola will discuss the background, education, and milestones that have advanced his fan-to-professional career, and offer observations about life as an in-demand working illustrator today.

Fantasy Artist Donato Giancola To Present Talk on Illustration Business at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-17T14:27:57-04:00

Illustrator Lisa Cyr to Present Journaling Workshop for Artists and Writers at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present the workshop Just Imagine: Creative Storytelling in Journals and Sketchbooks at Norman Rockwell on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lead by award-winning illustrator Lisa Cyr, this hands-on workshop will focus on the development of personal content through journaling and sketching in handmade and custom-altered books.

Illustrator Lisa Cyr to Present Journaling Workshop for Artists and Writers at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-30T16:22:36-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Appoints Ellen Spear as New Chief Philanthropy Officer

The Norman Rockwell Museum today announced the appointment of Ellen Spear, currently President/CEO of Heritage Museums & Gardens, in Sandwich, Massachusetts, as the Rockwell Museum's new Chief Philanthropy Officer. Ms. Spear will officially join Norman Rockwell Museum over the summer, assuming a newly created senior-level position to lead the Museum's development efforts at a pivotal time of growth.

Norman Rockwell Museum Appoints Ellen Spear as New Chief Philanthropy Officer2018-02-21T12:16:08-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum and “Berkshire Magazine” Present An Evening with Photographer Susan Copich

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Norman Rockwell Museum will team up with Berkshire Magazine to present an evening with award-winning photographer Susan Copich on Thursday, March 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Copich is an award-winning photographer known for her 2014 conceptual series "Domestic Bliss," which gave voice to an inner "darkness" while examining family life in a humorous context.

Norman Rockwell Museum and “Berkshire Magazine” Present An Evening with Photographer Susan Copich2018-03-19T15:21:19-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Research Fellows in American Illustration

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the nation’s first research institute dedicated to American illustration, announces its new Society of Fellows.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Research Fellows in American Illustration2018-02-21T13:33:07-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum and First Congregational Church, UCC, Stockbridge, Announce Agreement to Explore Feasibility for Adaptive Reuse of Old Stockbridge Town Hall

Norman Rockwell Museum and the First Congregational Church, UCC announced Tuesday, February 13, that they have entered into an agreement that allows the Museum to conduct due diligence and explore the feasibility of acquiring the old Stockbridge Town Hall building for future Museum expansion.

Norman Rockwell Museum and First Congregational Church, UCC, Stockbridge, Announce Agreement to Explore Feasibility for Adaptive Reuse of Old Stockbridge Town Hall2018-02-16T11:42:45-04:00

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 Rockwell2018-01-29T09:50:46-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents 32nd Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show

In celebration of Norman Rockwell’s birthday and the creativity of youth, Norman Rockwell Museum is proud to present the 32nd anniversary of the Berkshire County High School Art Show, with a special exhibition opening to be held at the Museum on Saturday, February 3, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents 32nd Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show2018-01-26T16:32:40-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance”

Norman Rockwell Museum presents Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance, an exhibition of works by Ms. Stoll Karn, one of just a few female illustrators working during the heyday of popular romance and dime store magazines of the 1940s. On view at the Museum from February 10 through June 10, 2018, the exhibition will look at the artistic contributions that Stoll Karn made to the pulp fiction industry, and her unexpected journey in a world previously assigned to male artists.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance”2018-01-29T09:55:14-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Distant Lands: Literary Fiction in the Classroom

Norman Rockwell Museum will present Distant Lands: Literary Fiction in the Classroom, a symposium for educators, on Saturday, January 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Educators are invited to learn about creative approaches to bringing literary fiction into the classroom for elementary and middle school students during this day of lectures, workshops, and readings. Award-winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi and Newbery Honor author Holly Black will discuss their collaboration on the popular book series, The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Distant Lands: Literary Fiction in the Classroom2018-01-23T15:49:33-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum to Look at The Power of Protest

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum series returns on Thursday, February 8, at 5:30 p.m., with a look at the history and power of protest. The town hall-style conversation will explore whether group demonstrations impact policy and affect change.

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum to Look at The Power of Protest2018-02-21T12:17:08-04:00

A Story for Our Time: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

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, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear—as a reason for the U.S. to enter World War II. Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, a major exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum and opening at the New-York Historical Society on May 25, 2018, tells the story of how the Four Freedoms, as expressed by Rockwell, brought the country together in defense of universal human rights. It is a story for our time.

A Story for Our Time: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms2018-01-05T13:19:09-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Look at Career of Cartoonist John Cullen Murphy

Norman Rockwell Museum will look at the career of Prince Valiant cartoonist John Cullen Murphy during a special talk to be held at the Museum on Saturday, December 9, starting at 2 p.m. Author Cullen Murphy, whose new book "Cartoon County" looks at the artistic career of his father, will talk about the many illustrators and cartoonists who resided in the southwestern corner of Connecticut.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Look at Career of Cartoonist John Cullen Murphy2017-11-28T16:21:09-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi”

The Norman Rockwell Museum announces Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, an exhibition of works by the #1 New York Times bestselling author/illustrator that will be on view at the Museum from November 11, 2017 through May 28, 2018.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi”2017-11-28T16:40:03-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents A Day in the Life of a Girl and Boy Family Day

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a special Thanksgiving weekend family day on Saturday, November 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. in celebration of two new books for young readers, "Norman Rockwell’s A Day in the Life of a Girl" and "Norman Rockwell’s A Day in the Life of a Boy."

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents A Day in the Life of a Girl and Boy Family Day2017-11-22T11:09:27-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Evening of Poetry To Honor Memory of Poet/Author Michelle Gillett

Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening of poetry to honor the memory of Berkshire poet and author Michelle Gillett on Saturday, October 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. A gifted writer and friend to the local arts community, Ms. Gillett’s books of poetry and prose continue to bring joy.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Evening of Poetry To Honor Memory of Poet/Author Michelle Gillett2017-11-03T12:45:11-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Honor First Responders During Family Day Event

Norman Rockwell Museum will honor the work of first responders from the local community, during a special family day event to be held at the Museum on Saturday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Honor First Responders During Family Day Event2017-11-03T12:45:51-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol

This summer and fall, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the first exhibition to examine the artistic and cultural influence of Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol and the continued influence of their indelible legacies—Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol is on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from June 10 through October 29, 2017.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol2017-09-27T15:22:22-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of Trustee Members

Norman Rockwell Museum welcomed new members to its Board of Trustees and National Council during the Museum’s annual meeting held on September 15, 2017. Douglas Clark, Audrey Friedner, Ramelle Pulitzer, and Ron Walter were elected as new trustees, starting this fall. 

Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of Trustee Members2017-09-20T16:52:18-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present En Plein Air Painting Event

Norman Rockwell Museum will present In Plein Air: An On-Site Painting Event on Saturday, September 16, from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to join illustrator Dan Howe for an outdoor painting event inspired by the Museum’s scenic 36 acre site, which includes views of the Berkshire Hills, Housatonic River, and Norman Rockwell’s studio.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present En Plein Air Painting Event2017-09-01T15:35:11-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Rockwell Center Lecture On Newspaper Career of Ashcan School Artist John Sloan

Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies Fellow Heather Campbell Coyle, Ph.D. will present a lecture on artist John Sloan’s career as a newspaper illustrator, at Norman Rockwell Museum on Friday, September 15, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Rockwell Center Lecture On Newspaper Career of Ashcan School Artist John Sloan2017-09-01T15:41:15-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Annual United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony on September 9

In partnership with Berkshire Immigrant Center, Norman Rockwell Museum will once again host a naturalization ceremony inside its galleries on Saturday, September 9, starting at 10 a.m. Berkshire County residents who immigrated to the country from around the world will be sworn-in as new naturalized United States citizens during a special ceremony to be held against the backdrop of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Four Freedoms paintings.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Annual United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony on September 92017-09-01T14:38:16-04:00

Museum Celebrates Berkshires Dance For The Arts Collaborative

This summer Norman Rockwell Museum has been proud to take part in #DanceForTheArts, a unique collaboration between cultural organizations here in the Berkshires. On Thursday, August 31, the collaborative will conclude with a final Summer Wrap Party from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Barn at The Egremont Village. Proceeds will benefit Mass Creative, a state-wide advocacy organization that supports the efforts of our creative sector.

Museum Celebrates Berkshires Dance For The Arts Collaborative2017-08-30T12:30:42-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Art Music: An A cappella Evening with Quintessential”

Concluding its summer lecture and performance series, Inventing America: Art and Cultural Connections, Norman Rockwell Museum will present "Art Music: An A cappella Evening with Quintessential" on Thursday, August 31, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Art Music: An A cappella Evening with Quintessential”2017-08-29T14:47:31-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell and the American Ideal: A European Viewpoint”

As part of its summer lecture and performance series, Inventing America: Art and Cultural Connections, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the talk "Norman Rockwell and the American Ideal: A European Viewpoint" on Thursday, August 17, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell and the American Ideal: A European Viewpoint”2017-08-11T11:37:35-04:00

Art Historian Maureen Hickey To Give Talk on American Portraiture at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present the lecture "Coming of Age: American Portraits from Copley to Warhol" with art historian Maureen Hickey on Thursday, August 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Hickey will explore the ways in which portraits have revealed the political, religious, and social status of their sitters, as well as the aesthetic preferences of their era.

Art Historian Maureen Hickey To Give Talk on American Portraiture at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-08-07T12:26:33-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School

Established in 1948, the Famous Artists School, in Westport, Connecticut, became a household name during the mid-twentieth century. This summer, a special exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum will explore the artworks and creative methods featured in the program, during the 1940s and 1950s. Titled Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School, it will remain on view from July 8 through October 29, 2017.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School2017-08-07T12:29:07-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Talk on Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, and the Sedgwicks of Stockbridge

In conjunction with its new exhibition, Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol, Norman Rockwell will present a talk on Andy Warhol, his muse/actress Edie Sedgwick, and the Sedgwicks of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday, August 3, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Talk on Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, and the Sedgwicks of Stockbridge2017-07-27T15:28:43-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Evening with Illustrator James Warhola

In conjunction with its new exhibition, James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with illustrator James Warhola on Thursday, July 27, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Evening with Illustrator James Warhola2017-07-24T15:10:57-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Panel Discussion on The Art of Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol

In conjunction with its new exhibition, Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a panel discussion looking at the enduring legacy of the two twentieth century artists, Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, on Saturday, July 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. The talk will explore the art and impact of the two American image-makers, and discuss evolving and sometimes controversial perceptions of their work.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Panel Discussion on The Art of Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol2017-07-05T12:12:38-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Family Day with Illustrator James Warhola

In conjunction with its new exhibitions, James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories and Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol, Norman Rockwell Museum will present Uncle Andy’s Cats and Other Pet Stories, a special family day on Saturday, August 5, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Family Day with Illustrator James Warhola2017-08-07T12:27:20-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Painting America’s Portrait: How Illustrators Created America”

Norman Rockwell Museum will present the talk "Painting America’s Portrait: How Illustrators Created America" on Saturday, June 17, starting at 2 p.m. Author James C. Thompson will explore the ways that America’s visual storytellers capitalized on three decades of advances in corporate advertising and image reproduction technology to create highly dramatic and colorful images that envisioned the American dream.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Painting America’s Portrait: How Illustrators Created America”2017-06-05T14:38:19-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Award for Capital Investments

Norman Rockwell Museum is receiving a grant of $125,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Program (CFF) towards capital improvements.

Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Award for Capital Investments2017-05-26T10:31:12-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum Looks at Freedom of the Press and American Journalism Today

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum returns on Thursday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m., with a look at freedom of the press in today’s journalism.

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum Looks at Freedom of the Press and American Journalism Today2017-05-25T12:46:49-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents: An Afternoon with Hanna-Barbera Writer Glenn Leopold

In conjunction with its current exhibition Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an afternoon with Hanna-Barbera writer Glenn Leopold on Sunday, May, 14, starting at 2 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents: An Afternoon with Hanna-Barbera Writer Glenn Leopold2017-05-12T15:10:56-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Donation from Chubb Following Return of a Stolen Rockwell Painting

Norman Rockwell Museum received a contribution earlier this month from an unexpected source: Chubb Insurance presented the Museum with a $15,000 check that was the returned claims payment resulting from the discovery and return of a stolen Norman Rockwell painting.

Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Donation from Chubb Following Return of a Stolen Rockwell Painting2017-04-20T14:18:00-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Flintstones: Anatomy of a Pop Culture Classic

In conjunction with its current exhibition "Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning,' Norman Rockwell Museum will present “The Flintstones: Anatomy of a Pop Culture Classic” on Saturday, April 22, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Flintstones: Anatomy of a Pop Culture Classic2017-04-17T10:51:07-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents
Cell Block Visions: Making and Teaching Art in Prison

As part of its Art for a Civil Society series of talks, Norman Rockwell Museum will present "Cell Block Visions: Making and Teaching Art in Prison" on Saturday, April 8, starting at 5:30 p.m. Artist/educator Phyllis Kornfeld will describe the compelling alternative art world that exists within the prison system.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents
Cell Block Visions: Making and Teaching Art in Prison
2017-04-07T10:35:46-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Drop-In Drawing Activities for April School Vacation Week

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate April school vacation week with Draw! Draw! Draw!, a series of drop-in drawing activities and demonstrations to be held Monday through Friday, April 17 through 21, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Drop-In Drawing Activities for April School Vacation Week2017-04-07T10:36:39-04:00

In Memoriam: Dan Cain

We are deeply saddened to share news of the recent death of former Norman Rockwell Museum Board President, Dan Cain. Dan was an ardent supporter and champion of the Museum. He was a member of the Board from 1998-2010, serving as president from 2006-2010. His zest for life, powerful personality, and smile lit up a room.

In Memoriam: Dan Cain2017-04-07T10:37:34-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms

At a press briefing held Wednesday, March 29, at New York City's historic Roosevelt House, Norman Rockwell Museum announced details of the first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms2018-04-09T11:39:05-04:00

Setsuko and Simon Winchester To Discuss The Yellow Bowl Project at Norman Rockwell Museum

Artist Setsuko Sato Winchester will present a talk about The Yellow Bowl Project, her new conceptual work exploring freedom, at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, March 25, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Setsuko and Simon Winchester To Discuss The Yellow Bowl Project at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-21T18:32:36-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Reimagining The Four Freedoms

For the second year, Norman Rockwell Museum is teaming up with New York’s Capital Area Art Supervisors to present a unique exhibition of student artwork exploring what freedom means in the 21st century—Reimagining The Four Freedoms is on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from March 18 through April 9, 2017.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Reimagining The Four Freedoms2017-10-05T10:44:26-04:00

Hanna-Barbera President/Producer Fred Seibert To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

In conjunction with its current exhibition Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk with former Hanna-Barbera president Fred Seibert on Saturday, March 11, starting at 5:30 p.m. This event will be live streamed on Facebook

Hanna-Barbera President/Producer Fred Seibert To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-09T10:21:23-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Family Day For Muddy Brook Elementary School Families

As part of its new Berkshire County Student Passport Program, Norman Rockwell Museum will host a special day for families of Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School students, who recently completed the education outreach program, on Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Family Day For Muddy Brook Elementary School Families2017-03-06T11:20:39-04:00

Remembering Elaine Gunn

We are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Elaine Gunn. Elaine worked with Norman Rockwell Museum as both gallery guide and school program guide for over 18 years, and served on our Board from 1996 to 2002. She and her family also knew Norman Rockwell personally.

Remembering Elaine Gunn2017-03-03T10:52:57-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Artists to Reimagine the Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell Museum calls on artists working in all media to reimagine the four essential freedoms enunciated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear, and to consider their relevance today.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Artists to Reimagine the Four Freedoms2017-03-01T11:37:25-04:00

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?2017-03-01T11:37:26-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song”

Norman Rockwell Museum will present Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song, a panel discussion and documentary screening, on Saturday, March 18, starting at 5:30 p.m. Berkshire-based composer John Myers, Crescendo artistic director Christine Gevert, and documentary producer Rich Bradway, will discuss "Paintings in Song," nine musical works inspired by Rockwell’s artwork that will be performed in April.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song”2017-03-21T18:31:27-04:00

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 Freedoms2018-11-14T14:45:09-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum Looks at The Refugee Crisis

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum series returns on Thursday, February 16, at 5:30 p.m., with a look at today’s refugee crisis. As borders tighten around the world, millions of people from impoverished and war-torn nations seek a safe place to restart their lives.

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum Looks at The Refugee Crisis2017-03-01T11:37:31-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents 31st Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show

The Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show returns for its 31st year at Norman Rockwell Museum with a special exhibition opening to be held on Saturday, February 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Celebrate the creative talent on display from Berkshire County high schools.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents 31st Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show2017-03-01T11:37:31-04:00

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
2017-03-01T11:37:32-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Toon In: Cartooning and Animation with Illustrator Scott Lincoln

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Toon In: Cartooning and Animation with Illustrator Scott Lincoln

Stockbridge, MA, December 22, 2016—In conjunction with its new exhibition, Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning, Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Toon In,” cartooning and animation drop-in art programs during school vacation week, December 26 through 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join educator, cartoonist, and animator Scott Lincoln for daily workshops exploring the creation of simple character designs to storyboarding […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Toon In: Cartooning and Animation with Illustrator Scott Lincoln2017-03-01T11:37:32-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning”

Hanna-Barbera was an animation powerhouse and its bountiful creativity is beloved to this day. Norman Rockwell Museum will pay tribute to the art of the award-winning studio with the new exhibition "Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning," on view November 12, 2016 through May 29, 2017.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning”2017-03-01T11:37:33-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Winter Break Art Workshops for College Students and Adults (Updated 12/31/2016)

Norman Rockwell Museum will start 2017 with a series of winter break art workshops, intended for college students and adults, during the month of January. Students of all skill levels are welcome, and will have the opportunity to advance their work and strengthen their portfolio.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Winter Break Art Workshops for College Students and Adults (Updated 12/31/2016)2017-03-01T11:37:33-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Saturday Morning Cartoons and Conversations

In conjunction with its new exhibition, "Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning," Norman Rockwell Museum will present animated talks and screenings on Saturday, January 14.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Saturday Morning Cartoons and Conversations2017-03-01T11:37:33-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Berkshire County Student Passport Program

Norman Rockwell Museum announces the Berkshire County Student Passport Program, part of a comprehensive effort to reach out and engage many more young people in the region with the Museum, and to introduce them to Norman Rockwell, who lived the last 25 years of his life in Berkshire County.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Berkshire County Student Passport Program2017-03-01T11:37:34-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Screening of “Santa and the Three Bears” This Friday

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Friday Night at the Movies: A Rockwellian Film Series continues on Friday, December 9, at 5:30 p.m. with a screening of the 1970 animated feature "Santa and the Three Bears. Written and directed by veteran Hanna-Barbera writer Tony Benedict, this Christmas classic presents the story of a park ranger who teaches a group of bear cubs about Santa Claus and the true meaning of Christmas.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Screening of “Santa and the Three Bears” This Friday2017-03-01T11:37:34-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of the Holidays

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of the Holidays

Stockbridge, MA, November 23, 2016—In celebration of the season, Norman Rockwell Museum presents the exhibition Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of the Holidays, and a weekend of holiday programming on December 3 and 4.

On Saturday, December 3, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., join illustrator Dan Howe for a narrated painting demonstration. Through his live presentation, Howe will show the step-by-step technique that Norman Rockwell used to create some […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of the Holidays2017-03-01T11:37:34-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Director of Curatorial Operations

Norman Rockwell Museum announces the promotion of Martin Mahoney to the Museum’s newly created position Director of Curatorial Operations. Mr. Mahoney has most recently served as Director of Collections and Exhibitions at Norman Rockwell Museum, since joining the Museum in 2005 as the Museum’s registrar.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Director of Curatorial Operations2017-03-01T11:37:35-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 75th anniversary of private Willie Gillis, one of Norman Rockwell’s most beloved characters, with an afternoon festival to be held on Saturday, November 19, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis2017-03-01T11:37:35-04:00

Election Weary? Norman Rockwell Museum offers Post-Election Recovery Day featuring special programs to soothe the soul

Weary of the 24-hour cycle of election coverage? Are you experiencing opposing views among friends and family? Have you thought about how you will feel and behave if your candidate does not win the election? Norman Rockwell Museum is offering respite.

Election Weary? Norman Rockwell Museum offers Post-Election Recovery Day featuring special programs to soothe the soul2017-03-01T11:37:36-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song”

In celebration of Thanksgiving Weekend, Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song,” a special music program, on Friday, November 25, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song”2017-03-01T11:37:37-04:00

Illustrator Dan Howe To Present Series of Painting Demonstrations at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present "Painting Like Rockwell," an ongoing series of narrated painting demonstrations with illustrator Dan Howe, starting Saturday, November 5, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Howe will demonstrate Norman Rockwell’s process for creating a painting image during this live event, bringing the step-by-step technique of the beloved American illustrator to light.

Illustrator Dan Howe To Present Series of Painting Demonstrations at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:37:39-04:00

POSTPONED! Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Luminaries: Exploring Stockbridge Cemetery

The "Luminaries: Exploring Stockbridge Cemetery" event has been moved to Thursday, November 3 due to inclement weather Learn more...

POSTPONED! Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Luminaries: Exploring Stockbridge Cemetery2017-03-01T11:37:39-04:00

Saturday Morning Cartoons – Social Media Sweepstakes

Post a picture, meme, video, or even an audio clip of your favorite Saturday morning cartoon memory to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page with the hashtag #saturdaymorningcartoonsNRM between Monday, October 24, 2016 through April 30, 2017 11:59 p.m. to enter the Norman Rockwell Museum’s Saturday Morning Cartoons Sweepstakes.

Saturday Morning Cartoons – Social Media Sweepstakes2017-03-01T11:37:39-04:00

Event Added: Illustrated Propaganda Posters of World War I – A Special Art Talk by Illustrator Dennis Dittrich

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2PM.

Illustrator Dennis Dittrich will discuss the powerful propaganda posters of World War I, including imagery circulated by both the Allied and Central Powers. Stylistic approaches to graphic communication will be explored, as will the influence of these materials on the German propaganda campaign of the era.

Event Added: Illustrated Propaganda Posters of World War I – A Special Art Talk by Illustrator Dennis Dittrich2017-03-01T11:37:39-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Initiates Feasibility Studies for Possible Expansion

Norman Rockwell Museum, the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of art and archival materials relating to Norman Rockwell’s life and work, announced today that it is assessing possibilities for expansion and has initiated feasibility studies to examine various options for meeting its pressing need for more space.

Norman Rockwell Museum Initiates Feasibility Studies for Possible Expansion2017-03-01T11:37:40-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Friday Night at the Movies Presents “My Man Godfrey”

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Friday Night at the Movies: A Rockwellian Film Series continues on Friday, October 7, at 5:30 p.m. with a screening of 1936’s "My Man Godfrey." "Thin Man" star William Powell is Godfrey, a homeless man who becomes butler to an eccentric rich family, including a spoiled Carole Lombard, in this comedy directed by Gregory La Cava.

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Friday Night at the Movies Presents “My Man Godfrey”2016-10-05T14:37:12-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Receives $1.5 Million Grant From George Lucas Family Foundation

Norman Rockwell Museum today announced it has received a $1.5 million grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation to strengthen the Museum’s Digital Learning and Engagement Division. The grant will enable the Museum to create a range of robust multi-media experiences for visitors on site and online as well as for the Museum’s traveling exhibitions.

Norman Rockwell Museum Receives $1.5 Million Grant From George Lucas Family Foundation2017-03-01T11:37:40-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members

Norman Rockwell Museum welcomed new members to its Board of Trustees and National Council during the Museum’s annual meeting held on September 16, 2016. Robert Babcock, Peter Blum, Terry Burman, Marian Raser, and David Schwartz were elected as new trustees, starting this fall. New members for the National Council are Elizabeth Bender and William Zavarello, Douglas Clark and Ruth Ann McNeese, and Tucker Reed.

Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members2017-03-01T11:37:40-04:00

Four Freedoms Forum To Look at Environment

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum series returns on Thursday, September 22, at 5:30 p.m., asking the question, “what’s in our water?” The forum will explore current challenges to our environment, their effects and potential risks to our health, and ways in which information is disseminated.

Four Freedoms Forum To Look at Environment2017-03-01T11:37:40-04:00

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 America2017-03-01T11:37:41-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Fifth Annual United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony

Please note access to galleries will be limited during this event.  We expect the ceremony to conclude around 11:30am. Seating is given to new citizens and their families; Museum visitors are welcome to observe the ceremony based on space availability. 

In partnership with Berkshire Immigrant Center, Norman Rockwell Museum will host a naturalization ceremony for the fifth year on Saturday, September 10, at 10 a.m. Berkshire County residents who immigrated to the country from around the world will be sworn-in as new naturalized United States citizens during a special ceremony to be held against the backdrop of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Four Freedoms paintings.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Fifth Annual United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony2017-03-01T11:37:41-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast”

\Norman Rockwell Museum examines the impact that one of the nation’s greatest image-makers had over its politics. "Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast" will be on view at the Museum from September 10 through December 4. An exhibition opening event will be held on Saturday, September 10, starting at 5:30 p.m., with remarks from contemporary political cartoonist Steve Brodner.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast”2017-03-01T11:37:41-04:00

Remembering Nancy Goessel

Norman Rockwell Museum is saddened by the news of the recent passing of Nancy Goessel, wife of Bill Goessel, who served on our Board from 1988-1995. Nancy was a wonderful friend of Norman Rockwell Museum.

Remembering Nancy Goessel2017-03-01T11:37:42-04:00

Rockwellian Vision

Our Friday Night at the Movies series continues this Friday, September 2, starting at 5:30 p.m., with a screening of Norman Rockwell fan/collector George Lucas’ 1973 film, "American Graffiti." As written in the catalogue for the 2010 exhibition, "Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg," Lucas’ breakthrough film could be seen as the “last pure, unmediated, non-revisionist ‘Rockwell film’ ever made.”

Rockwellian Vision2017-03-01T11:37:42-04:00

United States District Courts To Display Iconic Norman Rockwell Images

Norman Rockwell Museum announces the unveiling of a unique civic exhibition of Norman Rockwell artwork starting this fall at three United States District Courts in Massachusetts. With the assistance of Robert Farrell, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, high-quality canvas reproductions of Rockwell’s "The Four Freedoms" (1943) and "Golden Rule" (1961) paintings will be on view in the courthouses of Boston, Worcester, and Springfield.

United States District Courts To Display Iconic Norman Rockwell Images2017-03-01T11:37:42-04:00

Illustrators Marshall Arisman, Anita Kunz, and Thomas Woodruff To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

Inspired by its newest exhibition, "Rockwell and Realism in the Abstract World," Norman Rockwell Museum will present "The Visual Narrative: Three Perspectives" on Thursday, August 25, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meet Marshall Arisman, Anita Kunz, and Thomas Woodruff, three award-winning illustrators who also create personal works that have their own story to tell.

Illustrators Marshall Arisman, Anita Kunz, and Thomas Woodruff To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:37:43-04:00

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

In recognition of this significant 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: Presidential Elections Illustrated" presents Rockwell’s paintings, rarely seen studies, reference photos, and correspondence relating to presidential campaigns during the 1950s and 1960s.

Norman Rockwell Museum and Google Arts & Culture Present “Norman Rockwell: Presidential Elections Illustrated”2017-03-01T11:37:43-04:00

Historic Day in Vermont

Historic Day in Vermont Following the renaming of Norman Rockwell’s New York City homesite (now “Norman Rockwell Place”) this past June, the artist’s West Arlington, Vermont home was officially declared a historic site for the state during this year’s Rockwell Models Reunion held on August 6, 2016. In addition to original models, former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas was present to make the declaration. Thanks to our friends/former Vermont neighbors Don Trachte, Jr. and Jim Edgerton (whose family […]

Historic Day in Vermont2017-03-01T11:37:44-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Talk on Corporate Art Collecting in the United States

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Talk on Corporate Art Collecting in the United States

The Connoisseur, 1961. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, January 13, 1962.
Private collection. © SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, August 12, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum will present the talk “From Atchison, Topeka To Altoids: Corporate Art Collecting in the United States” on Thursday, August 18, starting at 5:30 p.m. During […]

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Talk on Corporate Art Collecting in the United States2017-03-01T11:37:44-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Screening of “Just Pals” This Friday

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Screening of “Just Pals” This Friday Stockbridge, MA, August 8, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum’s Friday Night at the Movies: A Rockwellian Film Series continues on Friday, August 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a screening of 1920’s Just Pals. One of director John Ford’s earliest surviving films,Just Pals features Western star Buck Jones as an out of work drifter who befriends an orphaned boy and follows their journey through a series […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Screening of “Just Pals” This Friday2017-03-01T11:37:45-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Uncle Andy’s Cats” and Other Pet Stories with Illustrator James Warhola

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Uncle Andy’s Cats” and Other Pet Stories with Illustrator James Warhola

Cover illustration for “Uncle Andy’s Cats,” James Warhola. ©James Warhola. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, August 8, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum will present a family day with illustrator James Warhola, nephew of artist Andy Warhol, on Saturday, August 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. Warhola, the illustrator of such children’s picture books as […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Uncle Andy’s Cats” and Other Pet Stories with Illustrator James Warhola2017-03-01T11:37:45-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents A Tribute to Elvis Presley and Early Rock and Roll

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents A Tribute to Elvis Presley and Early Rock and Roll Stockbridge, MA, July 28, 2016—As part of its “Real or Imagined? Adventures in Visual Cultural” lecture and performance series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a tribute to Elvis Presley and early rock and roll on Thursday, August 11, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meet Elvis impersonator Joe Borelli and his band, who will bring beloved songs by the “King of Rock […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents A Tribute to Elvis Presley and Early Rock and Roll2017-03-01T11:37:45-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Talk on Art and Civil Rights with Maurice “Pops” Peterson

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Talk on Art and Civil Rights with Maurice “Pops” Peterson

Pops Peterson, “Freedom From Fear,” 2014.
Courtesy Pops Peterson. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, August 2, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Van Der Zee to Rockwell and Beyond: Art and Civil Rights,” an evening with artist Maurice “”Pops” Peterson, on Saturday, August 6, starting at 5 p.m. Explore the relationship between art and the civil […]

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Talk on Art and Civil Rights with Maurice “Pops” Peterson2017-03-01T11:37:45-04:00

Artist John Roman To Present Panoramic Drawing Workshop at Norman Rockwell Museum

Artist John Roman To Present Panoramic Drawing Workshop at Norman Rockwell Museum

Stockbridge, MA, July 28, 2016—Artist and educator John Roman will present a workshop on panoramic drawing at Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will learn the secrets and history of panoramic drawing—wide-angle images that span 180 degrees—from the Renaissance to IMAX movies; Roman will demonstrate a simple method for creating your own panoramic […]

Artist John Roman To Present Panoramic Drawing Workshop at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:37:45-04:00

Albany Berkshire Ballet To Perform Rockwell Suite at Norman Rockwell Museum

Albany Berkshire Ballet To Perform Rockwell Suite at Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA, July 28, 2016—As part of its “Real or Imagined? Adventures in Visual Cultural” lecture and performance series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a performance of the “Rockwell Suite” by Albany Berkshire Ballet on Thursday, August 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. Choreographed by Albany Berkshire Ballet Founder and Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo, the “Rockwell Suite” bring Norman Rockwell’s art to life […]

Albany Berkshire Ballet To Perform Rockwell Suite at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:37:45-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Host Rockwell Models Reunion

Norman Rockwell Museum Host Rockwell Models Reunion Stockbridge, MA, July 11, 2016—Throughout Norman Rockwell’s career, models played an important part in the development of his artwork. In 1916’s Boy with Baby Carriage, Rockwell’s first painting for The Saturday Evening Post, model Billy Paine was called on to portray all three boys in the humorous illustration and went on to pose for several additional covers during the artist’s early […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Host Rockwell Models Reunion2017-03-01T11:37:46-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates The Opening of Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates The Opening of Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World Stockbridge, MA, July 5, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the opening of its newest exhibition Rockwell and Realism in the Abstract World,with a series of artist talks during the month of July.

On Sunday, July 10, starting at 5 p.m., the Museum will present “American Realist,” an evening with painter Bo Bartlett, whose work is featured in the exhibition. An American realist with […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates The Opening of Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World2017-03-01T11:37:46-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum’s “Friday Night at the Movies” Debuts with The Grapes of Wrath

Norman Rockwell Museum’s “Friday Night at the Movies” Debuts with The Grapes of Wrath Stockbridge, MA, July 6, 2016—This summer Norman Rockwell Museum will debut its new Friday Night at the Movies: A Rockwellian Film Series. Visitors are invited to this monthly series of classic films, which explore themes featured in Norman Rockwell’s paintings. Norman Rockwell Museum Curator Jesse Kowalski will introduce the films, providing context, followed by an audience Q&A. Refreshments will be […]

Norman Rockwell Museum’s “Friday Night at the Movies” Debuts with The Grapes of Wrath2017-03-01T11:37:46-04:00

Illustrator Dan Howe To Present Painting Workshop July 25 through 29 at Norman Rockwell Museum

Illustrator Dan Howe To Present Painting Workshop July 25 through 29 at Norman Rockwell Museum

©Dan Howe. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, July 21, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Methods of the Golden Age Masters,” a week long art workshop with painter/illustrator Dan Howe, from Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Howe, whose work is featured in the Museum’s new […]

Illustrator Dan Howe To Present Painting Workshop July 25 through 29 at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:37:46-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Talk on Diversity, Perception, and Responsibility in Illustration

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Talk on Diversity, Perception, and Responsibility in Illustration Stockbridge, MA, July 1, 2016—Inspired by its newest exhibition, Rockwell and Realism in the Abstract World, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the talk “Diversity, Perception, and Responsibility in Illustration” on Thursday, July 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. Robyn Phillips-Pendleton, Associate Professor of Visual Communication at the University of Delaware, will examine blatant, subtle, or perceived racial stereotypes created by illustrators, sanctioned […]

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Talk on Diversity, Perception, and Responsibility in Illustration2017-03-01T11:37:46-04:00

Artists Robert Cottingham and Eric Forstmann, and Artists’ Representative Jane Eckert To Give Talk on Realism

Artists Robert Cottingham and Eric Forstmann, and Artists’ Representative Jane Eckert To Give Talk on Realism Stockbridge, MA, July 18, 2016—Inspired by its newest exhibition, Rockwell and Realism in the Abstract World, Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Realism and the Persistence of Memory,” a talk with painters Robert Cottingham and Eric Forstmann, and artists’ representative Jane Eckert, author, art historian, and founder of Eckert Fine Art, on Thursday, July 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. Featured […]

Artists Robert Cottingham and Eric Forstmann, and Artists’ Representative Jane Eckert To Give Talk on Realism2017-03-01T11:37:47-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home Run! An All-American Baseball Day

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home Run! An All-American Baseball Day Stockbridge, MA, June 28, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with Home Run! An All-American Baseball Day on Saturday, July 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. Pay tribute to our national pastime and the artists who captured the excitement of the game during this afternoon family festival.

Starting at 1 p.m., meet former Major League Baseball pitcher Jonah Bayliss, current general […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home Run! An All-American Baseball Day2017-03-01T11:37:47-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Looks at Jackson Pollock and the Rise of Abstract Expressionism

Norman Rockwell Museum Looks at Jackson Pollock and the Rise of Abstract Expressionism

Norman Rockwell painting Conneseur.
All Rights Reserved

Stockbridge, MA, July 22, 2016—In conjunction with its newest exhibitionRockwell and Realism in an Abstract World, Norman Rockwell Museum will present talks on the abstract expressionist movement during the week of July 24. 

On Monday, July 25, starting at 5:30 p.m., the Museum will examine the work […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Looks at Jackson Pollock and the Rise of Abstract Expressionism2017-03-01T11:37:47-04:00

Award-Winning Illustrator David Macaulay To Give Talk at Norman Rockwell Museum

Award-Winning Illustrator David Macaulay To Give Talk at Norman Rockwell Museum

Stockbridge, MA, July 19, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum will present a special talk and print signing with award-winning author and illustrator David Macaulay on Saturday, July 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. A Caldecott Medalist and recipient of a prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, Macaulay is celebrated for such international best sellers as Cathedral and The Way Things Work, which help us understand […]

Award-Winning Illustrator David Macaulay To Give Talk at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:37:47-04:00

Thursday Evening Lecture and Performance Series


THURSDAY EVENING LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE SERIES

Enjoy this engaging series of talks and performances inspired by Rockwell and Realism in and Abstract World, and the pervasive power of visual imagery in its many forms. Free for Museum members, or included with museum admission.

Reservations are suggested: call 413-931-2221 or email: register@nrm.com.

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Thursday Evening Lecture and Performance Series2017-03-01T11:37:59-04:00

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 Illustrated2017-03-01T11:38:00-04:00

Remembering Ann Fitzpatrick Brown

Remembering Ann Fitzpatrick Brown

Norman Rockwell reference photo- Ann Fitzpatrick Brown Reference photo of Ann Fitzpatrick for unused Norman Rockwell illustration idea. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collection. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell Museum has lost a dear friend with the passing of Ann Fitzpatrick Brown, a long-time trustee and supporter of the Museum. Ann was a member of an entrepreneurial Fitzpatrick […]

Remembering Ann Fitzpatrick Brown2017-03-01T11:38:12-04:00

“Norman Rockwell Place” Unveiled During Special Ceremony in New York City on June 9

“Norman Rockwell Place” Unveiled During Special Ceremony in New York City on June 9

Edward A. Reynolds HS NRM Students and faculty from Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School outside Norman Rockwell’s studio, during a recent visit to Norman Rockwell Museum. Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

UPDATED: Stockbridge, MA, June 14, 2016—Artist Norman Rockwell’s New York City roots were celebrated during a special ceremony […]

“Norman Rockwell Place” Unveiled During Special Ceremony in New York City on June 92017-03-01T11:38:14-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Artist Laureate Honorary Lecture with Illustrator Jerry Pinkney

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Artist Laureate Honorary Lecture with Illustrator Jerry Pinkney Stockbridge, MA, June 7, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Imaginings,” an afternoon with Jerry Pinkney, the Museum’s newest Artist Laureate, on Saturday, June 18, starting at 1 p.m. An award-winning illustrator, Pinkney will present a special talk about his picture books, which reflect his love of literature, history, and personal identity. His books include The Lion and the Mouse, The Tortoise and […]

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Artist Laureate Honorary Lecture with Illustrator Jerry Pinkney2017-03-01T11:38:14-04:00

Former First Lady Laura Bush To Present Award To Illustrator Jerry Pinkney at Norman Rockwell Museum

Former First Lady Laura Bush To Present Award To Illustrator Jerry Pinkney at Norman Rockwell Museum

Jerry Pinkney in studio Photo of artist Jerry Pinkney in his Croton-On-Hudson studio. ©Norman Rockwell Museum.

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Please provide your full name, date of birth, social security number, and equipment list. Media must RSVP by June 15 at 6 p.m.

Stockbridge, MA, June 7, 2016—Norman Rockwell Museum will […]

Former First Lady Laura Bush To Present Award To Illustrator Jerry Pinkney at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:38:15-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Phoning It In: Staying Connected in a Pre-Digital Age”

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Phoning It In: Staying Connected in a Pre-Digital Age”

Illustration for “Extortion” in “This Week Magazine,” April 24, 1955. Ink and acetate on illustration board. ©Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist. Illustration for “Extortion” in “This Week Magazine,” April 24, 1955. Ink and acetate on illustration board. ©Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist.

Stockbridge, MA, May 26, 2016—In conjunction with its current exhibition, […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Phoning It In: Staying Connected in a Pre-Digital Age”2017-03-01T11:38:15-04:00

CBS News observes 100th anniversary of Rockwell’s first Post cover

CBS News observes 100th anniversary of Rockwell’s first Post cover STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — One hundred years ago this month, the first of more than 300 Norman Rockwell covers appeared in the “Saturday Evening Post.”

But there’s a little-known story about those portraits: between concept and canvas, there was camera.

Photography was a technique Rockwell started using in the early 1930’s to streamline his painting process.

“He really couldn’t have somebody stand there for hours, it was just too […]

CBS News observes 100th anniversary of Rockwell’s first Post cover2017-03-01T11:38:15-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Family Day To Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s First Post Cover

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Family Day To Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s First Post Cover

Thomas Fiorini, “Junk Yard Baby Buggy,” 2016. Courtesy: Thomas Fiorini. All rights reserved. Thomas Fiorini, “Junk Yard Baby Buggy,” 2016. Courtesy: Thomas Fiorini. All rights reserved.

Highlights Include Opening of “Build a Better Baby Carriage,” The Museum’s New Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Stockbridge, MA, May 5, 2016—In celebration of the 100th anniversary of […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Family Day To Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s First Post Cover2017-03-01T11:38:15-04:00

2011 Rockwell Center Scholar, Michael Lobel Awarded the 28th Annual Eldredge Prize for His Book John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration

2011 Rockwell Center Scholar, Michael Lobel Awarded the 28th Annual Eldredge Prize for His Book John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Michael Lobel for his book John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration (Yale University Press, 2014). The jurors cited the meticulous research and exceptionally high quality of prose of the book. Sloan’s early work in illustration […]

2011 Rockwell Center Scholar, Michael Lobel Awarded the 28th Annual Eldredge Prize for His Book John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration2017-03-01T11:38:15-04:00

Spring Break

Spring Break

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Spring Flowers," 1969. Oil on canvas, 30 3/8" x 25". Story illustration for "McCall's," May 1969. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Spring Flowers,” 1969. Oil on canvas, 30 3/8″ x 25″. Story illustration for “McCall’s,” May 1969. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.

It’s a beautiful start to […]

Spring Break2017-03-01T11:38:15-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Tastemakers: Illustration in an Age of Glamour”

Mac Conner, Illustration for "Strictly Respectable" in Redbook, August 1953 • Gouache on illustration board • © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist Mac Conner, Illustration for “Strictly Respectable” in “Redbook,” August 1953 • Gouache on illustration board • ©Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist.

Stockbridge, MA, May 11, 2016—In conjunction with its current exhibition, Mac Conner: A New York Life, Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Tastemakers: […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Tastemakers: Illustration in an Age of Glamour”2017-03-01T11:38:16-04:00

Celebrating Mad Style

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the opening of our new exhibition, "Mac Conner: A New York Life." In addition to many stylish Mad Men (and Women), it was an honor to welcome Mac Conner himself. The 103-year-old artist seemed to have a grand time, and took time to meet with our many members and friends in attendance. In his words, "Norman Rockwell was a great inspiration for me."

Celebrating Mad Style2017-03-01T11:38:16-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Swing Time: Music from the Golden Age of Jazz” This Saturday

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Swing Time: Music from the Golden Age of Jazz” This Saturday

M-Conner-sm Mac Conner, illustration for “The Trouble With Love” in Good Housekeeping, August 1952. Gouache on illustration board. © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist

Stockbridge, MA, May 3, 2016—In conjunction with its current exhibition, Mac Conner: A New York Life, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening of music from the […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Swing Time: Music from the Golden Age of Jazz” This Saturday2017-03-01T11:38:16-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates Norman Rockwell’s “Post” Centennial

This year, Norman Rockwell Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s first "Post" cover, "Boy with Baby Carriage" (May 20, 1916) through a special series of events and installations. On view May 14 through October 30, 2016, the contemporary sculpture exhibition "Build a Better Baby Carriage" will feature original three-dimensional artworks inspired by the subject of Rockwell’s first "Post" cover. Artists working in all media are invited to submit proposals for the juried exhibition, which will be displayed outdoors on the Museum’s 36-acre site overlooking the Housatonic River. Commendations will be awarded for "Best in Show," "Most Inventive," "Most Artistic," and "People’s Choice (Children and Adults)." The deadline for applications is March 28. For more information, please contact the Museum at 413.931.2278 or ImageServices@nrm.org

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates Norman Rockwell’s “Post” Centennial2018-02-08T10:35:37-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mac Conner: A New York Life”

This spring Norman Rockwell Museum explores the work of one of illustration’s original "Mad Men," whose work helped shape the popular image of postwar America—Mac Conner: A New York Life is on view at the Museum from March 19 through June 5, 2016. Organized by the Museum of the City of New York, Mac Conner: A New York Life is the first exhibition of more than 70 original works by the New York City-based artist whose advertising and editorial illustrations graced the pages of such leading publications as Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and The Saturday Evening Post. Presented as part of Norman Rockwell Museum’s Distinguished Illustrator Series, the exhibition is co-sponsored by The Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis and the Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mac Conner: A New York Life”2017-03-01T11:38:16-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mid-Century Modern: Home Furnishings in the Post-War Era”

In conjunction with its current exhibition "Mac Conner: A New York Life," Norman Rockwell Museum will present the lecture "Mid-Century Modern: Home Furnishings in the Post-War Era" on Saturday, April 16, starting at 5 p.m. Henry Ford Museum Curator of Decorative Arts, Charles Sable will discuss the hallmarks of domestic style in the Post-War 1940s and 1950s, which are featured prominently in Mac Conner’s artwork. The program is free for Museum members, or with Museum admission. Reservations encouraged by calling: 413.931.2221.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mid-Century Modern: Home Furnishings in the Post-War Era”2017-03-01T11:38:17-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms”

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s "Four Freedoms" speech, Norman Rockwell Museum is teaming up with New York’s Capital Area Art Supervisors to present a unique exhibition that looks at the concept of the four freedoms, famously painted by artist Norman Rockwell, from the perspective of a new generation. "Reimagining The Four Freedoms" is on view at the Museum from March 11 through April 3, 2016.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms”2017-03-01T11:38:17-04:00

The Art of Education

Mindy (Yuhui) Ma, Berkshire County High School Art Show, 2016 Photo of Norman Rockwell Museum intern, Mindy (Yuhui) Ma with her work on display in the 30th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show. Photo by Jeremy Clowe. ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

As we celebrate many great education initiatives this year, we want to be sure to give a final word of praise for the […]

The Art of Education2017-03-01T11:38:17-04:00

New York City Honors Norman Rockwell’s Childhood Home

Last Thursday, February 25, representatives from Norman Rockwell Museum joined students from Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School at New York’s City Hall for a special ceremony recognizing their efforts to rename the street where Norman Rockwell grew up, in the artist’s honor. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation into law to co-name 39 new and amend 3 previously co-named thoroughfares and public spaces, including “Norman Rockwell Place.”

New York City Honors Norman Rockwell’s Childhood Home2017-03-01T11:38:18-04:00

“Norman Rockwell Place” To Be Signed Into Law During New York City Hall Ceremony

Two weeks ago, New York’s City Council voted to officially rename the corner of West 103 Street and Amsterdam Avenue “Norman Rockwell Place.” A special signing ceremony will be held at New York’s City Hall on Thursday, February 25, starting at 11 a.m., officiated by Mayor Bill de Blasio, and attended by New York high school students who campaigned for over a year to initiate the change. A street-renaming ceremony during which the new street sign will be affixed will take place on June 9. The idea originated from a class project led by students from Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School, an alternative school located around the corner from where Rockwell was born. After researching the life of the artist and visiting the Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the students began creating materials as part of a committee they formed to rename the corner. On Election Day, November 4, 2014, they canvassed voters at their school, a polling location, and picked up 300 signatures in support of the idea.

“Norman Rockwell Place” To Be Signed Into Law During New York City Hall Ceremony2017-03-01T11:38:18-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates The 30th Anniversary of The Berkshire County High School Art Show

In celebration of the creativity of youth, Norman Rockwell Museum is proud to present the 30th anniversary of the Berkshire County High School Art Show, on view at the Museum from February 6 through March 6, 2016. A diverse exhibition of original works, this annual display teaches Berkshire County high school art students how to prepare their work for a gallery show, and acquire a personal understanding of the exhibition process. The exhibition is generously sponsored by Berkshire Bank.

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates The 30th Anniversary of The Berkshire County High School Art Show2017-03-01T11:38:18-04:00

In Memorium: Michelle Gillett

A dear friend has departed our Museum family and community, leaving a sparkling trail of love, tears, poetry, laughter and enlightenment. Since its founding, Norman Rockwell Museum has been blessed with great and caring leaders. It is inevitable that generational turning must happen, but for some of our family it comes too soon.

Michelle_Gillett_NRM Photo of Michelle Gillett speaking […]

In Memorium: Michelle Gillett2017-03-01T11:38:18-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Mourns The Passing of Artist/Educator/Museum Trustee, Murray Tinkelman

The Board of Trustees and staff of Norman Rockwell Museum mourn the passing of Museum Trustee Murray Tinkelman (1933-2016), an exceptional illustrator and educator, who worked diligently for almost 25 years to advance the Museum’s illustration art mission. Mr. Tinkelman died on January 30, just two weeks after the passing of his beloved wife Carol, who shared his dedication to scholarship related to American illustration. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Murray and Carol," notes Norman Rockwell Museum Director/CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt. "They were both so important to the Museum. One of the best ways we can honor them is to continue to share all they have taught us about the vital role that illustration art plays in society."

Norman Rockwell Museum Mourns The Passing of Artist/Educator/Museum Trustee, Murray Tinkelman2017-03-01T11:38:19-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Shares Norman Rockwell’s Civil Rights Era Works on Google Cultural Institute

In celebration of Black History Month, Norman Rockwell Museum has partnered with Google to share artworks and artifacts from its permanent collection, that illustrate Norman Rockwell’s dedication to civil rights. Available through the Google Cultural Institute website, "Norman Rockwell In The Age of the Civil Rights Movement" presents Rockwell’s paintings, rarely seen studies, reference photos, and correspondence relating to his important works created during the period; the online exhibition joins over 4000 new items –including 80 exhibits and three expeditions—that document different moments throughout African American history.

Norman Rockwell Museum Shares Norman Rockwell’s Civil Rights Era Works on Google Cultural Institute2017-03-01T11:38:19-04:00

Four Freedoms Forum To Explore Current State of Presidential Politics

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech, Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum series returns on Thursday, February 18, at 5:30 p.m., with a look at the current state of presidential politics. The evening’s forum will address the ins and outs of the 2016 American presidential election cycle, its colorful candidates, and what it means for the future of the nation. Featured speakers will include: William "Smitty" Pignatelli, Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives; Stacy L. Wallach, attorney and professor; and Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires.com. The program is being sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Steven Lomazow. Community conversation at the Four Freedoms Forums is free and open to the public.

Four Freedoms Forum To Explore Current State of Presidential Politics2017-03-01T11:38:19-04:00

Illustrator Steve Brodner To Present Presidents Week Talk at Norman Rockwell Museum

In celebration of Presidents Week, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk with political illustrator, Steve Brodner, on Friday, February 19, starting at 2 p.m. Brodner will provide a look at the American Presidency during his afternoon lecture; he is currently working on "Presidents," a new book that will explore the significant events of the administration of President William McKinley through the commander-in-chief to come. A reception will follow the lecture, which is free with regular Museum admission. Steve Brodner is an award-winning artist, whose cartoons and caricatures have appeared in such prominent publications as The New York Times, National Lampoon, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Spy, Esquire, The Progressive, The Washington Post, The Nation, and Village Voice, among others. Brodner has also documented seven national political conventions in visual essay form—the result of days or weeks spent with the candidates on the campaign trail. His work was on view at Norman Rockwell Museum in advance of the 2008 presidential election in the exhibition, Raw Nerve! The Political Art of Steve Brodner.

Illustrator Steve Brodner To Present Presidents Week Talk at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:38:19-04:00

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 Show2016-08-11T10:49:13-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Vincent van Gogh: A Portrait by the Postman Roulin”

As part of its "Meet the Artists" performance series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present "Vincent van Gogh: A Portrait by the Postman Roulin" on Saturday, March 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. Actor Ted Zalewski will capture the spirit of the post-impressionist painter through the voice of the Postman Roulin. As van Gogh’s loyal friend, Roulin relates van Gogh’s personal and artistic journey from his native Holland to the south of France. Based on extensive research into van Gogh’s life and letters, Zalewski’s performance is filled with humor, passion, and joie de vivre; refreshments will follow the program. Admission to the event costs $12 for adults, $5 for children, and $8 for Museum members.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Vincent van Gogh: A Portrait by the Postman Roulin”2017-03-01T11:38:20-04:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “The Teachings of Harvey Dunn”

Celebrating the final week of its exhibition, "Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students," Norman Rockwell Museum will present an art talk on "The Teachings of Harvey Dunn," on Saturday, March 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. Join George Fernandez, Associate Professor and Visual Communications Chair at SUNY Farmingdale, for a look at the life and teachings of Dunn (1884-1952), an influential Golden Age illustrator. The artist realized his full potential after practically applying the ideals taught to him by acclaimed illustrator Howard Pyle (1853-1911), which became the bedrock of Dunn’s own teachings. The careers of Dunn’s most famous protégé, including Mead Schaeffer, Dean Cornwell, Harold Von Schmidt, and others, will be explored. Admission to the event is free for Musuem members, or with regular Museum admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “The Teachings of Harvey Dunn”2017-03-01T11:38:20-04:00

Remembering Ann Fitzpatrick Brown

Norman Rockwell Museum is sad to learn of the passing of Ann Fitzpatrick Brown, a long-time friend and supporter of the Museum. Ann was a member of an entrepreneurial family involved in mail order, retail, and the hotel business, which included The Red Lion Inn and Country Curtains, based in Stockbridge. The Fitzpatrick family also had close ties to Norman Rockwell, were proud to be models for several of his works, and were instrumental in fulfilling the vision of a museum to preserve his legacy—Ann served as a trustee of Norman Rockwell Museum from 1998-2008.

Remembering Ann Fitzpatrick Brown2017-03-01T11:38:21-04:00