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.
On Thursday, August 16, Keepers of the Flame Curator Dennis Nolan and Norman Rockwell Museum Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett will present a look at the art and lives of Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell, three of the most popular illustrators of the twentieth century. Complemented by original works, currently on view in the exhibition, the gallery talk will explore the artists’ unique experiences and signature styles, which have inspired many artists and viewers through the decades.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present Moving Pictures, a lecture looking at the history of hand-drawn animation from 1912 to 1990, on Saturday, August 18, starting at 1:30 p.m. Norman Rockwell Museum Curator of Exhibitions Jesse Kowalski will discuss how animated film has evolved from its earliest stages—from experimental films to cartoon shorts from the 1930s through 1950s.
The Berkshire Eagle recently included Norman Rockwell Museum in a feature about accessibility initiatives here in the Berkshire County. Specifically, the article highlights our work with Riverbrook Residence for women with disabilities.
A common misconception is the idea that the Victorians invented childhood. Though there were obviously children running around and playing for innumerable generations before the 19th century, the concept of “childhood” was nowhere near as prevalent or as closely observed as it was by the Victorians. Children throughout history were often participating members of the household, assisting with daily chores which were commonly more labor intensive than making the bed or loading the dishwasher, in comparison with today.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with author and Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies Fellow, Barbara Tepa Lupack, Ph.D. on Thursday, August 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Lupak will explore the role of magazine illustration and editorial/political cartoons in defining and popularizing the notion of the "New Woman" of the turn of the twentieth century.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with contemporary artists whose work is featured in "Reimagining the Four Freedoms," a Museum exhibition currently on view at Hunter College’s Casa Lally in New York, on Thursday, August 9 starting at 5:30 p.m. Artists Bri Hermanson, Jane Feldman, Peter O. Zeirlein, and Pops Peterson, will share their perspectives on the shape of freedom today, as reflected in their work.
Norman Rockwell Museum will partner with the Berkshire Immigrant Center to host their annual United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, August 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Now in its seventh year of being held at the Museum, the ceremony is for residents of Western Massachusetts who have immigrated to the United States from around the world.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with Professor Dr. Donald B. Giddon on Thursday, August 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Giddon will examine the visual and emotional aspects of painted and drawn portraits, discussing the art of Norman Rockwell and other artists.
Norman Rockwell Museum will honor the heroism and sacrifice of those who served in World War I, on Saturday, July 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. This special event will explore the experiences of those affected by the war through poetry, performance, and Rockwell’s art.