In conjunction with its new exhibition Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration, Norman Rockwell Museum will host a seasonal holiday party for its members on Friday, December 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The family-friendly celebration will feature holiday food from around the world, a chance to take in the holiday exhibitions, and activities for the whole family.
Author, illustrator, and theorist D.B. Dowd will present a talk about the themes in his latest book, Stick Figures: Drawing as a Human Practice, at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, December 15, starting at 5 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present Wonder of the Holidays, an afternoon with Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney on Saturday, December 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Pinkney will share his illustrated stories of holiday wonder, warmth, and cheer by three noted authors.
Award-winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi will return to the Norman Rockwell Museum on Sunday, December 9, starting at 2 p.m. for a special program to celebrate the launch of his new holiday book The Broken Ornament. The artist’s work was previously the subject of the Museum’s 2017/2018 exhibition, Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi.
In preparing to paint this 1961 Saturday Evening Post cover, Norman Rockwell noted that many countries, cultures, and religions incorporate some version of the Golden Rule into their belief systems. “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You” is a simple but universal phrase that reflected Rockwell’s personal philosophy.
Before the winter solstice, as the days grow shorter, people of every culture long for the return of light. This fall/winter season Norman Rockwell Museum will explore the commonality and distinctiveness of people through the art and stories found in children’s holiday picture books created by six award-winning illustrators. Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration is on view at the Museum from November 17, 2018 through February 10, 2019.
This fall and winter, the Norman Rockwell Museum takes visitors on a journey through this imaginative tale with the exhibition Gregory Manchess: Above the Timberline. With 30 paintings, as well as props, archival materials, photographs, and behind-the-scenes videos exploring the artist’s process, the exhibition explores the art and ideas that inform this vivid tale. Life-sized sculptures of characters (including polar bears) will also be on display.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present an afternoon workshop on the art of memoir on Sunday, November 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. Author and educator Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. will share her insights on the importance and helpfulness of keeping a written account of one’s memory.
Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms with the musical performance Paintings in Song, to be held at the Museum on Saturday, November 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s art, Paintings in Song is being performed by choral ensemble Crescendo, led by artistic director Christine Gevert and Berkshire-based composer John Myers.