Recently announced, our major gift from the Famous Artists School has been garnering quite a bit of press lately. This Sunday's New York Times reported on the substantial art and archives donation, made possible by Robert and Magdalen Livesey of Cortina Learning International, which still runs a version of the popular art correspondence course to this day.
This week the United Nations rededicated a large mosaic of Norman Rockwell's "Golden Rule," which hangs in their New York City Headquarters. Read more about the development on Norman Rockwell's iconic 1961 painting, which is part of the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum.
Visitors stopping by Norman Rockwell Museum to see this year's Berkshire County High School Art Show will view over one hundred outstanding works, created in a variety of different medium. One of the highlights is a painted self-portrait that was, in fact, created by one of the Museum's newest interns.
Norman Rockwell Museum and the Berkshire Immigration Center welcomed 23 new United States citizens on September 8, 2012, during a naturalization ceremony held in the Museum’s galleries. The Berkshire County residents from 16 different countries were sworn in as citizens in front of Norman Rockwell’s iconic "Four Freedoms" paintings.
Acclaimed Illustrator and Norman Rockwell Museum Artist Laureate David Macaulay has created the cover for this week's "New Yorker." Known for his many architectural books and helping us to learn "the way things work," Macaulay tackles the timely issue of the United States Postal Service and its uncertain future.
The artist will receive the Artist Laureate award during a special awards ceremony to be held at the Museum on Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This year Norman Rockwell Museum's Deputy Director/Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett was interviewed by "Print" magazine regarding the Museum's past, present and future. Her thoughts appear in the August issue of the time-honored publication (on sale now).
February 2011 Roll magazine interview with Elwood H. Smith:
In the field of illustration this guy is a rock star, with his work featured regularly in Time, Newsweek, Forbes, New York Magazine... His signature style has enhanced the advertising campaigns of Sony, GE Cellular One, Blue Shield/BlueCross of Texas, Pizza Hut... as well as numerous children’s books. He’s even played guitar, written songs, and made records with local guitar hero John Platania (Van Morrison). But you can be forgiven if you’ve not heard of Elwood H. Smith. More often than not great illustrators don’t quite get the publicity that great cartoonists and comic artists do. And those folks don’t get a heck of a lot as it is...
After a decade of planning, scanning and digitizing, The Norman Rockwell Museum is launching ProjectNORMAN -- the preservation, archiving and creation of a digital catalogue of Rockwell's work -- today for public use. Now researchers, students and art enthusiasts alike will have online access to the museum's art and archival collection with the click of a mouse.