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Immigrant stories unfold in new exhibit at Norman Rockwell Museum

In Walnut Creek, Calif., a young mother walks into the library and finds a refuge. Yuyi Morales came with her young son Kelly from Mexico to the Bay Area, where his father’s family lived.

“Migrantes, you and I,” she writes in her award-winning book, “Dreamers.” “The sky and the land welcomed us in words unlike those of our ancestors.”

In the illustration she holds her young son, and the […]

Immigrant stories unfold in new exhibit at Norman Rockwell Museum2019-11-14T14:36:49-05:00

Marion Simon, In Memorium

In Memorium;

Marion Simon, Trustee

Anyone who met Marion Simon knew immediately two things: she lived her life to the fullest and spent most of her time and resources doing good in the world. (Left to right: NRM Board Members: Marion Simon, Robert Horvath, and David Klausmeyer. Photo by Rebecca Barrow.)

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Golden Rule,” 1961. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. […]

Marion Simon, In Memorium2019-10-26T08:43:04-04:00

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

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

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

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 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 Freedoms