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TueAug 14, 2018

Norman Rockwell Museum’s The Narrative Tradition Series Continues with Art Talks and Musical Performance

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.

SunAug 12, 2018

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Moving Pictures: A History of Hand-Drawn Animation

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.

SatAug 11, 2018

Illustration History Blog: Children’s Book Illustrators and the Golden Age of Illustration

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.

FriAug 10, 2018

Norman Rockwell Museum Looks at The New Woman in American Pop Culture

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. 

FriAug 3, 2018

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Reimagining the Four Freedoms: Contemporary Artists Speak

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.

ThuAug 2, 2018

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Annual United States Citizenship Ceremony on August 10th

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.

TueJul 31, 2018

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Brain and the Portrait with Dr. Donald B. Giddon

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. 

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