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Woodstock to the Moon: 1969 Illustrated

Woodstock to the Moon: 1969 Illustrated

June 8 through October 27, 2019

In celebration of Norman Rockwell Museum’s 50th Anniversary, we look back at the many ways illustrators portrayed news events and reflected popular culture in 1969.  Norman Rockwell’s own work reflected the changing times with his iconic depiction of the moon landing, an album cover he painted for rock musicians, […]

Woodstock to the Moon: 1969 Illustrated2019-10-27T15:38:31-04:00

Norman Rockwell: Private Moments for the Masses

Norman Rockwell: Private Moments for the Masses

June 8 through October 27, 2019

This special 50th Anniversary exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes look at the autobiographical aspects of Rockwell’s art through beloved imagery that conveyed, in both subtle and direct ways, his own interests, anxieties, and real-life experiences.

An astute visual storyteller and a masterful painter with a distinct, personal message to convey, […]

Norman Rockwell: Private Moments for the Masses2019-10-27T15:40:31-04:00

INSPIRED: NORMAN ROCKWELL AND ERIK ERIKSON

INSPIRED: NORMAN ROCKWELL AND ERIK ERIKSON

June 8 through October 27, 2019

In February 1959, Norman Rockwell appeared on Edward R. Murrow’s celebrity interview show, Person to Person. For decades, Rockwell had painted wholesome scenes of American life, and Murrow interviewed Rockwell at his home in the bucolic small town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. On the program, the artist described how much he and his family loved […]

INSPIRED: NORMAN ROCKWELL AND ERIK ERIKSON2019-10-27T15:41:25-04:00

Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions

FRANK SCHOONOVER: AMERICAN VISIONS

November 10, 2018 through May 27, 2019

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

Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions2019-05-29T15:55:12-04:00

The Art and Wit of Rube Goldberg

THE ART AND WIT OF RUBE GOLDBERG

March 2, 2019 through June 9, 2019

A prolific cartoonist and visionary, Rube Goldberg has become more famous for the inventions bearing his name than for his cartoons and political illustrations. Within his comic strips Goldberg created extremely complex machines that were built to perform a simple task. Beginning in 1912, the hand-drawn diagrams […]

The Art and Wit of Rube Goldberg2019-06-11T10:57:42-04:00

For the People: Memories of the Old Corner House

FOR THE PEOPLE: MEMORIES OF THE OLD CORNER HOUSE

April 27 through October 27, 2019

From its humble beginnings in the historic Old Corner House in downtown Stockbridge in 1969, the Norman Rockwell Museum has grown into a vital center which informs the public of Norman Rockwell’s life and career while showcasing the history of American illustration through its ever-growing collection of work by Rockwell and […]

For the People: Memories of the Old Corner House2019-10-27T15:15:54-04:00

Norman Rockwell and the Boy Scouts of America

Norman Rockwell and the Boy Scouts of America

Special exhibit on view this summer

First hired by the Boy Scouts of America to create a series of pen and ink drawings for The Boy Scout’s Hike Book, Norman Rockwell was appointed art editor of Boys’ Life magazine at the age of nineteen.  In 1916, at the age of twenty-two, Rockwell began his tenure at The Saturday […]

Norman Rockwell and the Boy Scouts of America2018-11-07T09:54:42-05:00

Changing Times: Norman Rockwell’s Art for Look Magazine

Changing Times: Norman Rockwell’s Art for Look Magazine

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Springtime in Stockbridge,” 1971. Oil on canvas, 32” x 68”. Story illustration for “Look,” June 1, 1971.Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW UNTIL MAY 1, 2018

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

Changing Times: Norman Rockwell’s Art for Look Magazine2018-05-02T08:45:54-04:00

Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance

Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance

February 10, 2018 through June 10, 2018

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

Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance2018-06-11T10:53:26-04:00

Season’s Greetings: The Holidays Illustrated

Season’s Greetings: The Holidays Illustrated

A Special Exhibition of Holiday Images from the Permanent Collection

November 24, 2017 through February 4, 2018

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

Season’s Greetings: The Holidays Illustrated2018-02-07T18:40:52-05:00

Reimagining The Four Freedoms

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

Reimagining The Four Freedoms:

Student Artwork from Capital Region
Eastern District, New York

Young Artists Series

March 18 through April 9, 2017

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