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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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Thank you for your interest in school, home school, and teacher programs at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Our interactive programs are designed to provide students with meaningful, common core curriculum-based experiences that use original works of art to encourage discovery relating to the visual arts, history/social studies, and language arts, emphasizing distinct learning connections. Don’t see what you are looking for? We are happy to customize our programs to meet the needs of your group.

THE ROCKWELL EXPERIENCE

Curriculum Connections: Interactive Tours

Engaging museum-educator led tours that inspire learning through discussion and interactive gallery activities.

Language Arts

NARRATIVE AND NUANCE

Investigate the narrative aspects of Norman Rockwell’s art and discover the wide range of stories communicated through illustrated images. The artist’s use of character plot and setting will be explored through discussion and hands on experiences

History/Social Studies

MOMENTS IN HISTORY

Discover American history through the art of Norman Rockwell, who chronicled a changing society by painting images of historical and cultural significance during the 20th century, including President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms to the Civil Rights Movement.

Studio Arts

ART AND INSPIRATION

Examine Norman Rockwell’s artistic process, and the techniques that he used to create his illustrations. Students will investigate how the elements of art and design, from concept and composition to the use of color, shape, rhythm, texture, line, and perspective contribute to the impact of a work of art.

Available: Monday through Friday

Grades: K through 12
Length: Approximately One Hour
Cost Per Student: $5/Teachers and Chaperones Free
Maximum Group Size: 90

Teacher and Student Program Brochure

Download our Education Brochure (PDF)

Our interactive programs are designed to provide students with meaningful, national curriculum-based experiences that use original works of art to encourage discovery relating to the visual arts, history/social studies, and language arts, emphasizing distinct learning connections. Don’t see what you are looking for? We are happy to customize our programs to meet the needs of your group.

 Ready to get your school involved with the Norman Rockwell Museum?

Contact Us!

Advanced Art Tours

Advanced high school or college art students are invited to explore the art and working methods of Norman Rockwell and other noted illustrators featured in the Museum’s special exhibitions. Stimulating discussion and hands-on drawing and writing in the galleries will inspire new ways of seeing and working.

Available: Monday through Friday
Grades: High School and College
Length: Approximately Two Hours
Cost Per Student: $6.50/Teachers and Chaperones Free
Maximum Group Size: 25

In-School Presentations

Let the Museum come to you! Lively discussion-based presentations by professional Museum educators can be conducted at your school, introducing students to the art of Norman Rockwell and a variety of curriculum connections that the art of America’s most beloved illustrator inspires. Presentation themes, which can be designed to meet your needs, include:

  • The Art of Visual Storytelling
  • The American 20th Century
  • Anti-Bullying and Character Education
  • American Democracy and the Civil Rights Movement

Available: Monday through Friday
Grades: K through 12
Length: 45 to 60 Minutes
Cost Per Presentation: $125 plus travel expenses; two presentations for $200 plus travel expenses.
Maximum Group Size: Variable

Teacher and Student Program Brochure

Download our Education Brochure (PDF)

Our interactive programs are designed to provide students with meaningful, national curriculum-based experiences that use original works of art to encourage discovery relating to the visual arts, history/social studies, and language arts, emphasizing distinct learning connections. Don’t see what you are looking for? We are happy to customize our programs to meet the needs of your group.

 Ready to get your school involved with the Norman Rockwell Museum?

Contact Us!

STUDENT PASSPORT PROGRAM

Berkshire County Student Passport Program provides a full 360-learning opportunity for local 3rd and 4th grade students. This program includes an in-classroom introduction to the art of Norman Rockwell, including an interactive drawing experience with a Museum educator, and a curriculum-inspired interactive visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum. A third program component features a special Family Day experience that invites children and their parents and caregivers to enjoy the Museum together. Participating students will also receive a special Student Passport for a free return visit with their families. All gallery and classroom experiences are available free to program participants.

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Student Passport Program

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

To Schedule Your Visit

We look forward to welcoming your group! Please submit your reservation request at least two weeks in advance. You will receive a confirmation of your program by e-mail.

Contact our Visitor Services Office at:
413.931.2221
reservations@nrm.org

School Contact Details

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School Group Tour Information

Interactive Tours:
Curriculum Connections for K-12
Cost per student: $5.00
Time: About one hour

or

Media & Methods:
Hands-on Extended Experiences
Cost per student: $6.00
Time: About two hours

Please choose your preferred program. *

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Desired Dates and Times of Tour *
We will do our best to schedule your tour as close to your desired date and time as possible, subject to availability.

Please Note:
May-October and holidays:
open daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and until 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays in July and August

November-April:
Weekdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Museum is Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Special Requests (optional)

How did you hear about the museum? (optional)

Please notify the Museum prior to your visit if someone in your group requires special assistance. Wheelchairs are available.

Chaperones

Please bring at least one chaperone for every ten students. There is no charge for teachers and chaperones.

Arrival

Please plan to arrive ten minutes before your scheduled visit time. If your arrival is delayed, or if you need to cancel your tour, please contact us to let us know.

Food

Outdoor picnic tables are located near bus parking for seasonal use. During the winter months, please let us know if you would like to eat lunch in the Museum classroom. Please download the Order Form / Menu , print, then mail in or call Leslie at (413-298-4100 ext 225)

Museum Galleries and Rockwell’s Studio

After your tour, you are free to enjoy all of the art on view in the Museum’s Permanent Collection and Special Exhibition Galleries. Thank you for walking through the galleries in small groups that are accompanied by a chaperone. From May through October, Norman Rockwell’s Studio is open to the public.

Museum Grounds

Enjoy a stroll on the Museum’s bucolic 36 acre site, which is great to picnicking or just enjoying the view in the beautiful Berkshires. Climbing sculptures by Peter Rockwell, Norman Rockwell’s youngest son, are on view.