September Membership Renewal Survey: SUPPORTING NRM MISSION

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September Membership Renewal Survey: SUPPORTING NRM MISSION2019-09-18T11:10:26-04:00

September Membership Renewal Survey: WONDERFUL EXHIBITIONS

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September Membership Renewal Survey: EXCELLENT PROGRAMS

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September Membership Renewal Survey: EXCELLENT PROGRAMS2019-09-18T11:06:26-04:00

September Membership Renewal Survey: FREE ADMISSION

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September Membership Renewal Survey: FREE ADMISSION2019-09-18T10:59:18-04:00

New York Times: “Finding Home: Four Artists’ Journeys” at the Norman Rockwell Museum

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

James McMullan, “The Bombing Scare,” 2014, watercolor on paper. From “Finding Home: Four Artists’ Journeys” at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Credit James McMullan

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 […]

New York Times: “Finding Home: Four Artists’ Journeys” at the Norman Rockwell Museum2019-09-16T14:14:53-04:00

Picturing Sesame Street: The Art of Illustrator Joe Mathieu

Artist Joe Mathieu will discuss his experiences as a primary illustrator of Sesame Street’s beloved characters for books, magazines, and toys. His art captured the look and feel of the famed television program, leading to a long relationship with Random House and Sesame Street Workshop that continues to this day. In addition to more than 150 books, Mathieu has created art for albums and CD covers, and images for a wide range of clients.

Tuesday, August 13
4:30 p.m. Lemonade on the Terrace
5:00 p.m. Talk

Picturing Sesame Street: The Art of Illustrator Joe Mathieu2019-08-15T09:31:36-04:00

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Throughout Norman Rockwell’s career, models played an important part in the development of his artwork. Meet the faces behind the paintings, and learn more about Rockwell’s process from those who worked with the artist during his long career, in celebration of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary.

As decades pass, many of the adult models for Norman Rockwell are no longer with us, except for a few in their 90s. It is primarily the teen and child models, […]

fusion-code-generator2019-03-29T09:49:06-04:00

April Fools 2019

Spot the 51 Mistakes in this 1945 Rockwell April Fools painting…

April Fool: Fishing," Norman Rockwell. 1945. Cover illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," March 31, 1945. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. ©1945 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN April Fool: Fishing,” Norman Rockwell. 1945. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” March 31, 1945. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. ©1945 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

April Fools 20192019-03-25T09:56:34-04:00

Hot Rods at Rockwell

Hot rods are typically old, classic or modern American cars with large engines modified for faster speed. The origin of the term “hot rod” is unclear. For example, some claim that the term “hot” refers to the vehicle being stolen. Other origin stories include replacing the engine’s camshaft or “rod” with a higher performance version.

The term has broadened to apply to other items that are modified for a particular purpose, such as “hot-rodded amplifier“. […]

Hot Rods at Rockwell2018-12-10T13:50:15-04:00

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Visit American Icons and save!
The more you see, the more you save $3 • $6 • $9
…Extended Season

Visit these “must-see” Berkshire destinations and save!

Purchase a full-priced adult admission ticket at one of these three venues,
present the specially marked receipt and save $3 at each additional American Icons venue.
May not be combined with other discounts. Extended Season offer expires February 2019.
Please check individual websites for details, holiday […]

amer-icons-temp2018-10-12T15:08:42-04:00

The Golden Rule is Common to All Religions

Golden Rule

The Saturday Evening Post: cover, April 1, 1961 (This Sunday will be the 57th anniversary of the Golden Rule).

A group of people of different religions, races and ethnicity served as the backdrop for the inscription “Do Unto Other As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” Rockwell was a compassionate man, and this simple phrase reflected his philosophy.
“I’d been reading up on comparative religion. The thing is that all major […]

The Golden Rule is Common to All Religions2018-03-27T14:03:32-04:00

April Fools 2018

Spot the 43 Mistakes in this 1943 Rockwell April Fools painting…

The principal April fooleries in the painting are:

1. the trout, the fishhook and the water, all on the stairway;
2. the stairway running behind the fireplace,
an architectural impossibility;
3. the mailbox;
4. the faucet;
5. wall-paper upside down;
6. wallpaper has two designs;
7. the scissors candlestick;
8. silhouettes upside down;
9. bacon and egg on the decorative plate;
10. the April-fool clock;
11. the portraits;
12. ducks in the living room;
13. zebra looking out […]

April Fools 20182018-03-27T10:02:02-04:00

The Spirit of Giving Illustrated

The Spirit of Giving Illustrated

November 16, 2019 through February 9, 2020

This holiday season, classic Rockwell artworks from our permanent collection will feature his 1923 Christmas Trio, a bundled-up group of Dickensian carolers and musicians giving the gift of music, and Christmas Homecoming, a festive family scene brimming with smiles, will be joined by never-before-exhibited images from two […]

The Spirit of Giving Illustrated2019-09-19T16:28:42-04:00

Breathtaker – further information

READ MORE ABOUT THE BREATHTAKER EXHIBITION

Marc Hempel and I first connected when he submitted some comics pages to my fanzine, NUCLEUS. I was in college, just a few years ahead of Marc. He was in his final year of high school. But his age did not show in those early pages. They were sophisticated work, professional in every way – from the storytelling and illustration, to the excellent quality photostats. There was no question that […]

Breathtaker – further information2018-02-05T16:51:26-04:00

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

iPad Kiosk e-Newsletter Sign-up

Sign up for our e-newsletter and have a chance to win a free Norman Rockwell print!

(Choosen monthly)

iPad Kiosk e-Newsletter Sign-up2017-09-08T16:25:24-04:00

Hanna Barbera

HANNA-BARBERA: The Architects Of Saturday Morning Scooby-Doo, winner of the Toon-Ament of Champions! November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017

Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on one of three available television channels. From 1958 […]

Hanna Barbera2018-01-09T14:42:54-04:00

Call to Artists

CALL TO ARTISTS

Norman Rockwell Museum Calls for Artists
to Reimagine the Four Freedoms

Application deadline has passed and the jury is underway.
Applicants will be notified by the end of July.

Distinguished Jury to Select from Artists’ Submissions for Inclusion in 6-City Internationally Traveling Exhibition “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms”

Entry fee:  $25                                                                                 

Juried online review. Application and Letter of Intent Due May 26, 2017 […]

Call to Artists2017-06-15T15:24:41-04:00

“Freedom of Speech,” 1943

“Freedom of Speech, 1943, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Story illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” February 20, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom of Speech, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN.

“Freedom of Speech,” 19432017-03-01T11:37:37-04:00

“Freedom from Want,” 1943

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Freedom from Want," 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 ¾ x 35 ½". Story illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," March 6, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom from Want, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, […]

“Freedom from Want,” 19432017-03-01T11:37:37-04:00

“Freedom from Fear” 1943

"Freedom from Fear," Norman Rockwell. 1943. Story illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," March 13, 1943 Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom from Fear, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ X 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 13, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN.

“Freedom from Fear” 19432017-03-01T11:37:38-04:00

“Freedom of Worship,” 1943

"Freedom of Worship," 1943, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Oil on canvas, 46” x 35 ½”. Story illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," February 27, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom of Worship, 1943. Oil on canvas, 46″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 27, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. […]

“Freedom of Worship,” 19432017-03-01T11:37:38-04:00

Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller

Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller (postponed)

© Frank Miller, Inc. DC Characters TM and © DC Comics.

This exhibition has been postponed. Exhibition dates TBA

Norman Rockwell Museum presents the very first retrospective art exhibition for legendary artist Frank Miller. Through […]

Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller2019-05-01T09:06:32-04:00

About Norman Rockwell Museum Four Freedoms Forums

Freedom of Speech, Norman Rockwell. 1943.Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943 From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum ©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Freedom of Speech, Norman Rockwell. 1943.Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943
From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum
©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

This series of Town […]

About Norman Rockwell Museum Four Freedoms Forums2017-03-01T11:40:00-04:00

Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World

June 17 through October 29, 2016

The essence of tradition is to invite the challenge that redefines it, and after fifty years on the periphery, realism is being reinvigorated by contemporary artists who see it as a way to address the experiences of living in our complex world. In post-World War II America, the primacy of abstract art was clearly acknowledged, and by 1961, when Norman Rockwell painted...

Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World2017-03-01T11:40:00-04:00

Answer to E-blast Trivia Question

A Day in the life of a Little Girl!

Rockwell used 172 known photos for that August 30, 1952 Saturday Evening Post cover alone!
It would seem that painting thirty-two heads is far more work than one or two, but to Rockwell, whose forte was portraiture, telling a complete story using this method was far less work than a cover with a detailed background. The […]

Answer to E-blast Trivia Question2017-03-01T11:41:03-04:00

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers

 

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

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

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

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel

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

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

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

A burgeoning art form with roots planted firmly in history, graphic novels, or long-form comic books, have inspired the interest of the literary establishment and a growing number […]

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel2017-03-01T11:41:05-04:00

Tasha Tudor: Around the Year

Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum Cooperstown, NY
October 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012

Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN
June 28, 2012 – September 9, 2012

Tasha Tudor: Around the Year illuminates the changing seasons and special celebrations with outstanding, rarely seen examples of this beloved author and illustrator’s original art for children’s books and greeting cards highlighting holidays beginning with New Year’s………Christmas, her favorite.

Original […]

Tasha Tudor: Around the Year2017-03-01T11:41:05-04:00

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

Freedom of Speech ©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Freedom of Speech ©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

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

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

Norman Rockwell in the 1940s: A View of the American Homefront2017-03-01T11:41:12-04:00

Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson

Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

About the Exhibition

Stories about princes and princesses, and quests and bravery in the face of extraordinary odds, have remained an essential part of our culture’s foundation, shared by parents and children for many generations. A renowned fantasy artist and illustrator of children’s […]

Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson2019-01-08T10:55:15-04:00

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

 

 

 

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
November 7, 2009 through May 31, 2010

Photography has been a benevolent tool for artists from Thomas Eakins and Edgar Degas to David Hockney. And to illustrators, always on the lookout for better ways to meet deadlines, the camera has long been a natural ally. But the thousands of photographs Norman Rockwell created as studies for his iconic images are […]

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera2017-03-01T11:41:21-04:00

William Steig: Love & Laughter

William Steig: Love & Laughter

An exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum

About the Exhibition

I think I feel a little differently than other people do. For some reason I’ve never felt grown up.
―William Steig

William Steig: Love & Laughter explores the richness of the artist’s imagery―from his 1930s Small Fry series recalling the colorful Bronx neighborhood of his youth, […]

William Steig: Love & Laughter2019-01-08T11:28:31-04:00

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays

Extra Good Boys and Girls (Santa at the Map) ©1939 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

Ella Sharpe Museum of Art & History, Jackson, MI
October 23, 2010 – January 8, 2011

Stauth Memorial Museum, Montezuma, Kansas
December 11, 2011 – February 4, 2012

During his forty-seven year affiliation with The Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell was celebrated for his special holiday cover illustrations, which were commissioned to mark a […]

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays2017-03-01T11:41:32-04:00

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney

Will Arrives (detail) by James Gurney ©2006 James Gurney

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
February 4, 2010 through May 16, 2010

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
June 5, 2010 through September 5, 2010

James Gurney’s Dinotopia bring the worlds of science and the imagination to life by chronicling Arthur and Will Denison’s remarkable experiences on a lost island in vibrant color and meticulous detail. Recounted in […]

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney2017-03-01T11:41:32-04:00

Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn

HuckAndTomFence “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn White Washing the Fence” lithograph. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections.

In 1935, George Macy, the publisher of the Heritage Press and Limited Editions Club books, invited Norman Rockwell to illustrate Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Rockwell visited Hannibal, Missouri, Twain’s boyhood town, to find authentic details to include in his work. Twain’s vivid descriptions […]

Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn2017-03-01T11:41:32-04:00

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration

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

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

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration2017-03-01T11:41:40-04:00