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.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present a screening of Jarvis Rockwell, a recently completed documentary about Norman Rockwell’s eldest son, on Friday, November 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. Produced by Massachusetts filmmakers Rachel Victor and Loren S. Miller, the film traces the artistic journey of Jarvis Rockwell, exploring his complicated family life and passion for action figures, which have become essential symbolic elements in his work.
This fall and winter, the Norman Rockwell Museum explores the art of adventure through the work of celebrated illustrator Frank E. Schoonover (1877–1972). With more than 80 original works, Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions will trace the creative journey and eventful life of this influential Golden Age illustrator, one whose vivid, dynamic work was deeply informed by his own numerous wilderness voyages, undertaken to fulfill his belief that artists should live what they paint—an adage often repeated by his noted teacher, acclaimed illustrator Howard Pyle (1853–1911).
As part of its "Inspired By Rockwell" lecture series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk with illustrator Mark Romanoski on Saturday, November 10, starting at 5 p.m. A renowned fantasy illustrator, Ramonoski has created artworks for such high-profile clients as Magic: The Gathering, The World of War-Craft, and the World Wrestling Federation.
Whether you're a Red Sox or Dodgers fan, we've got you covered during this World Series weekend. Visit our exhibition of all 323 of Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post covers, and look classic Rockwell baseball illustrations.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present a walking history tour of Stockbridge Cemetery on Thursday, October 25, starting at 5 p.m. The Museum’s Curator of Education Tom Daly will lead the tour, which looks at the burial sites of such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, Elizabeth Freeman, the Sedgwick Family, and other notable town residents.
Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies and the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, announce a call for proposals for "Illustration Across Media: Nineteenth Century to Now," a symposium to be held at Washington University from March 21 through 23, 2019. The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2018.
As part of its “Inspired By Rockwell” lecture series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk with illustrator Bri Hermanson on Saturday, October 20, starting at 5 p.m. A renowned scratchboard illustrator, Hermanson’s work can be seen in the Museum’s current traveling exhibition Reimagining The Four Freedoms.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present a digital painting workshop on Saturday, October 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Gaming artist and Museum educator Patrick O’Donnell will explore the step-by-step process used in creating digital artworks in Adobe Photoshop.
American illustration is an exciting and popular field with tremendous cultural significance, yet paradoxically, one with an image problem. “Illustration,” defined broadly, lacks the centrality and heuristic coherence that the related field of fine art painting has. Partly because of this fact, the endeavor has had difficulty acquiring legitimacy.