Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions opens November 10

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).

Frank E. Schoonover: American Visions opens November 102018-11-01T16:19:58+00:00

Fantasy Illustrator Mark Romanoski To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

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.

Fantasy Illustrator Mark Romanoski To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-10-31T17:15:43+00:00

All Bases Covered

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.

All Bases Covered2018-10-26T16:08:21+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Papers for Rockwell Center Symposium

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.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Papers for Rockwell Center Symposium2018-10-23T13:57:50+00:00

Scratchboard Illustrator Bri Hermanson To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

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

Scratchboard Illustrator Bri Hermanson To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-10-17T17:16:10+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Lecture on the Tradition of Narrative Arts

Norman Rockwell Museum will present "Narrative Arts Matters," an art talk with the Museum’s President, illustrator Alice A. Carter on Saturday, September 22, starting at 1:30 p.m. The talk will elaborate on the centuries-old tradition of visual storytelling, the primary focus in the Museum’s current exhibition Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Lecture on the Tradition of Narrative Arts2018-09-04T15:48:03+00:00

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. 

Norman Rockwell Museum Looks at The New Woman in American Pop Culture2018-09-04T15:35:24+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Artful Beer Tasting with Collective Arts Brewing

Norman Rockwell Museum will host a special beer tasting with Collective Arts Brewing on Monday, August 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Based in Ontario, Canada, Collective Arts Brewing commissions artists to adorn their cans and curates music to accompany each craft beer. There will be music, hors d’oeuvres and Collective Arts beverages served on the Museum Terrace. 

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Artful Beer Tasting with Collective Arts Brewing2018-08-07T17:11:35+00:00

“New York Times Book Review” Editor Pamela Paul To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with journalist and author Pamela Paul on Thursday, July 26 starting at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, will discuss the power of published imagery and the narratives that are derived at the intersection of images and words.

“New York Times Book Review” Editor Pamela Paul To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-07-30T10:30:05+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Family Day with Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a family day with artist Tony DiTerlizzi on Sunday, May 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the final weekend of its current exhibition of the illustrator’s work. The special closing event will feature drawing demonstrations, exhibition tours, readings, and a talk and book signing by the artist.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Family Day with Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi2018-05-21T13:05:07+00:00

“Shuffleton’s Barbershop” On View at Norman Rockwell Museum Beginning June 9

Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt today announced that Shuffleton’s Barbershop, Rockwell’s acclaimed 1950 painting recently acquired by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, will go on view at the Rockwell Museum beginning June 9. The painting, acknowledged by many as a masterpiece, joins the Museum’s landmark exhibition Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell, and the Narrative Tradition, on view from June 9 through October 28, 2018.

“Shuffleton’s Barbershop” On View at Norman Rockwell Museum Beginning June 92018-05-16T15:42:55+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition”

This summer, the Norman Rockwell Museum presents the first comprehensive exhibition to look at the work of master illustrators Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell in relation to the history of Western art. Opening June 9, Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell, and the Narrative Tradition will reveal the lineage connecting American illustration to some 500 years of European painting through the long line of teachers who have passed along their wisdom, knowledge, and techniques to generations of creators.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition”2018-05-22T11:06:57+00:00

Illustrator Katie Atkinson To Present Art, Mindfulness, and Self-Reflection Workshops at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a series of art and wellness workshops to be held on Saturdays, May 5 and June 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Katie Atkinson, an illustrator who focuses on themes of wellness, personal growth, and transformation, will guide participants in an exploration of art as a means for achieving a state of flow, mindfulness, and self-reflection.

Illustrator Katie Atkinson To Present Art, Mindfulness, and Self-Reflection Workshops at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-09T12:04:01+00:00

Illustrator Peter de Sève to Give Talk on Fantasy Art Inspiration at Norman Rockwell Museum

As part of its Picturing The Fantastical series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening lecture with illustrator Peter de Sève on Saturday, May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. An artist celebrated for his work for The New Yorker, picture books, and character designs for such animated films as Finding Nemo, Robots, and the Ice Age series, Peter de Sève has been inspired by masters of fantasy illustration throughout his career.

Illustrator Peter de Sève to Give Talk on Fantasy Art Inspiration at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-17T14:48:49+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Explore Work of Gloria Stoll Karn and Other Female Pulp Fiction Artists

In connection with its current exhibition Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance, Norman Rockwell Museum will hold an evening lecture on Gloria Stoll Karn and other female pulp fiction artists from the 1940s on Saturday, June 2, starting at 5 p.m. The talk will be presented by author and illustration historian David Saunders, the son of pulp fiction artist Norman Saunders.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Explore Work of Gloria Stoll Karn and Other Female Pulp Fiction Artists2018-04-17T14:52:18+00:00

Illustrator Dan Howe to Lead Summer Art Workshops at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will host a series of art workshops this summer with illustrator Dan Howe. A contemporary realist painter and teacher, Howe will present a workshop of portraiture on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a weeklong art workshop on painting like the Golden Age masters of illustration from Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Illustrator Dan Howe to Lead Summer Art Workshops at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-17T14:52:55+00:00

Artist Tony DiTerlizzi To Present Talk on Fantasy Illustration at Norman Rockwell Museum

As part of its Picturing The Fantastical series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening lecture with illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi on Saturday, April 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Known for his successful book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi is the subject of Norman Rockwell Museum's current exhibition Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi.

Artist Tony DiTerlizzi To Present Talk on Fantasy Illustration at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-09T12:02:30+00:00

Fantasy Artist Donato Giancola To Present Talk on Illustration Business at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening lecture with illustrator Donato Giancola on Saturday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. A painter of fantasy themes, known for his work for Magic: The Gathering, Giancola will discuss the background, education, and milestones that have advanced his fan-to-professional career, and offer observations about life as an in-demand working illustrator today.

Fantasy Artist Donato Giancola To Present Talk on Illustration Business at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-17T14:27:57+00:00

Illustrator Lisa Cyr to Present Journaling Workshop for Artists and Writers at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present the workshop Just Imagine: Creative Storytelling in Journals and Sketchbooks at Norman Rockwell on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lead by award-winning illustrator Lisa Cyr, this hands-on workshop will focus on the development of personal content through journaling and sketching in handmade and custom-altered books.

Illustrator Lisa Cyr to Present Journaling Workshop for Artists and Writers at Norman Rockwell Museum2018-04-30T16:22:36+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum and First Congregational Church, UCC, Stockbridge, Announce Agreement to Explore Feasibility for Adaptive Reuse of Old Stockbridge Town Hall

Norman Rockwell Museum and the First Congregational Church, UCC announced Tuesday, February 13, that they have entered into an agreement that allows the Museum to conduct due diligence and explore the feasibility of acquiring the old Stockbridge Town Hall building for future Museum expansion.

Norman Rockwell Museum and First Congregational Church, UCC, Stockbridge, Announce Agreement to Explore Feasibility for Adaptive Reuse of Old Stockbridge Town Hall2018-02-16T11:42:45+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance”

Norman Rockwell Museum presents Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance, an exhibition of works by Ms. Stoll Karn, one of just a few female illustrators working during the heyday of popular romance and dime store magazines of the 1940s. On view at the Museum from February 10 through June 10, 2018, the exhibition will look at the artistic contributions that Stoll Karn made to the pulp fiction industry, and her unexpected journey in a world previously assigned to male artists.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance”2018-01-29T09:55:14+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Distant Lands: Literary Fiction in the Classroom

Norman Rockwell Museum will present Distant Lands: Literary Fiction in the Classroom, a symposium for educators, on Saturday, January 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Educators are invited to learn about creative approaches to bringing literary fiction into the classroom for elementary and middle school students during this day of lectures, workshops, and readings. Award-winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi and Newbery Honor author Holly Black will discuss their collaboration on the popular book series, The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Distant Lands: Literary Fiction in the Classroom2018-01-23T15:49:33+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Look at Career of Cartoonist John Cullen Murphy

Norman Rockwell Museum will look at the career of Prince Valiant cartoonist John Cullen Murphy during a special talk to be held at the Museum on Saturday, December 9, starting at 2 p.m. Author Cullen Murphy, whose new book "Cartoon County" looks at the artistic career of his father, will talk about the many illustrators and cartoonists who resided in the southwestern corner of Connecticut.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Look at Career of Cartoonist John Cullen Murphy2017-11-28T16:21:09+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents A Day in the Life of a Girl and Boy Family Day

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a special Thanksgiving weekend family day on Saturday, November 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. in celebration of two new books for young readers, "Norman Rockwell’s A Day in the Life of a Girl" and "Norman Rockwell’s A Day in the Life of a Boy."

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents A Day in the Life of a Girl and Boy Family Day2017-11-22T11:09:27+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol

This summer and fall, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the first exhibition to examine the artistic and cultural influence of Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol and the continued influence of their indelible legacies—Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol is on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from June 10 through October 29, 2017.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol2017-09-27T15:22:22+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Rockwell Center Lecture On Newspaper Career of Ashcan School Artist John Sloan

Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies Fellow Heather Campbell Coyle, Ph.D. will present a lecture on artist John Sloan’s career as a newspaper illustrator, at Norman Rockwell Museum on Friday, September 15, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Rockwell Center Lecture On Newspaper Career of Ashcan School Artist John Sloan2017-09-01T15:41:15+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School

Established in 1948, the Famous Artists School, in Westport, Connecticut, became a household name during the mid-twentieth century. This summer, a special exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum will explore the artworks and creative methods featured in the program, during the 1940s and 1950s. Titled Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School, it will remain on view from July 8 through October 29, 2017.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School2017-08-07T12:29:07+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Evening with Illustrator James Warhola

In conjunction with its new exhibition, James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with illustrator James Warhola on Thursday, July 27, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Evening with Illustrator James Warhola2017-07-24T15:10:57+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Family Day with Illustrator James Warhola

In conjunction with its new exhibitions, James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories and Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol, Norman Rockwell Museum will present Uncle Andy’s Cats and Other Pet Stories, a special family day on Saturday, August 5, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Family Day with Illustrator James Warhola2017-08-07T12:27:20+00:00

Fatherhood Illustrated

Enjoy a look at Norman Rockwell’s work that relates to fatherhood, and the work of Norman Rockwell’s three sons. This informative talk will give you a glimpse at some of Norman Rockwell’s work that highlights the important everyday experience of being a Dad. Free for members, or included with regular Museum admission.

Fatherhood Illustrated2017-05-05T14:09:19+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Painting America’s Portrait: How Illustrators Created America”

Norman Rockwell Museum will present the talk "Painting America’s Portrait: How Illustrators Created America" on Saturday, June 17, starting at 2 p.m. Author James C. Thompson will explore the ways that America’s visual storytellers capitalized on three decades of advances in corporate advertising and image reproduction technology to create highly dramatic and colorful images that envisioned the American dream.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Painting America’s Portrait: How Illustrators Created America”2017-06-05T14:38:19+00:00

Reimagining The Four Freedoms: Closing Reception

Emily Bini, "Freedom of Education," 2017 Emily Bini, “Freedom of Education,” 2017. Mixed media. Grade 9, Guilderland High School.

Learn what freedom means to today’s younger generation, and meet the artists behind this exhibition of original artworks created by New York Capital Region students.

Organized by New York’s Capital Area Art Supervisors, Reimagining The Four Freedoms will feature works from students enrolled in Studio in Art classes […]

Reimagining The Four Freedoms: Closing Reception2017-03-13T12:40:46+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Drop-In Drawing Activities for April School Vacation Week

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate April school vacation week with Draw! Draw! Draw!, a series of drop-in drawing activities and demonstrations to be held Monday through Friday, April 17 through 21, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Drop-In Drawing Activities for April School Vacation Week2017-04-07T10:36:39+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms

At a press briefing held Wednesday, March 29, at New York City's historic Roosevelt House, Norman Rockwell Museum announced details of the first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms2018-04-09T11:39:05+00:00

Hanna-Barbera President/Producer Fred Seibert To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

In conjunction with its current exhibition Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk with former Hanna-Barbera president Fred Seibert on Saturday, March 11, starting at 5:30 p.m. This event will be live streamed on Facebook

Hanna-Barbera President/Producer Fred Seibert To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-09T10:21:23+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Family Day For Muddy Brook Elementary School Families

As part of its new Berkshire County Student Passport Program, Norman Rockwell Museum will host a special day for families of Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School students, who recently completed the education outreach program, on Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Family Day For Muddy Brook Elementary School Families2017-03-06T11:20:39+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Artists to Reimagine the Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell Museum calls on artists working in all media to reimagine the four essential freedoms enunciated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear, and to consider their relevance today.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Artists to Reimagine the Four Freedoms2017-03-01T11:37:25+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Toon In: Cartooning and Animation with Illustrator Scott Lincoln

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Toon In: Cartooning and Animation with Illustrator Scott Lincoln

Stockbridge, MA, December 22, 2016—In conjunction with its new exhibition, Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning, Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Toon In,” cartooning and animation drop-in art programs during school vacation week, December 26 through 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join educator, cartoonist, and animator Scott Lincoln for daily workshops exploring the creation of simple character designs to storyboarding […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Toon In: Cartooning and Animation with Illustrator Scott Lincoln2017-03-01T11:37:32+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning”

Hanna-Barbera was an animation powerhouse and its bountiful creativity is beloved to this day. Norman Rockwell Museum will pay tribute to the art of the award-winning studio with the new exhibition "Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning," on view November 12, 2016 through May 29, 2017.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning”2017-03-01T11:37:33+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Winter Break Art Workshops for College Students and Adults (Updated 12/31/2016)

Norman Rockwell Museum will start 2017 with a series of winter break art workshops, intended for college students and adults, during the month of January. Students of all skill levels are welcome, and will have the opportunity to advance their work and strengthen their portfolio.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Winter Break Art Workshops for College Students and Adults (Updated 12/31/2016)2017-03-01T11:37:33+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Saturday Morning Cartoons and Conversations

In conjunction with its new exhibition, "Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning," Norman Rockwell Museum will present animated talks and screenings on Saturday, January 14.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Saturday Morning Cartoons and Conversations2017-03-01T11:37:33+00:00

Illustrator Dan Howe To Present Series of Painting Demonstrations at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present "Painting Like Rockwell," an ongoing series of narrated painting demonstrations with illustrator Dan Howe, starting Saturday, November 5, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Howe will demonstrate Norman Rockwell’s process for creating a painting image during this live event, bringing the step-by-step technique of the beloved American illustrator to light.

Illustrator Dan Howe To Present Series of Painting Demonstrations at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:37:39+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Initiates Feasibility Studies for Possible Expansion

Norman Rockwell Museum, the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of art and archival materials relating to Norman Rockwell’s life and work, announced today that it is assessing possibilities for expansion and has initiated feasibility studies to examine various options for meeting its pressing need for more space.

Norman Rockwell Museum Initiates Feasibility Studies for Possible Expansion2017-03-01T11:37:40+00:00

Illustrators Marshall Arisman, Anita Kunz, and Thomas Woodruff To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum

Inspired by its newest exhibition, "Rockwell and Realism in the Abstract World," Norman Rockwell Museum will present "The Visual Narrative: Three Perspectives" on Thursday, August 25, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meet Marshall Arisman, Anita Kunz, and Thomas Woodruff, three award-winning illustrators who also create personal works that have their own story to tell.

Illustrators Marshall Arisman, Anita Kunz, and Thomas Woodruff To Speak at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:37:43+00:00

Spring Break

Spring Break

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Spring Flowers," 1969. Oil on canvas, 30 3/8" x 25". Story illustration for "McCall's," May 1969. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Spring Flowers,” 1969. Oil on canvas, 30 3/8″ x 25″. Story illustration for “McCall’s,” May 1969. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.

It’s a beautiful start to […]

Spring Break2017-03-01T11:38:15+00:00

Celebrating Mad Style

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the opening of our new exhibition, "Mac Conner: A New York Life." In addition to many stylish Mad Men (and Women), it was an honor to welcome Mac Conner himself. The 103-year-old artist seemed to have a grand time, and took time to meet with our many members and friends in attendance. In his words, "Norman Rockwell was a great inspiration for me."

Celebrating Mad Style2017-03-01T11:38:16+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates Norman Rockwell’s “Post” Centennial

This year, Norman Rockwell Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s first "Post" cover, "Boy with Baby Carriage" (May 20, 1916) through a special series of events and installations. On view May 14 through October 30, 2016, the contemporary sculpture exhibition "Build a Better Baby Carriage" will feature original three-dimensional artworks inspired by the subject of Rockwell’s first "Post" cover. Artists working in all media are invited to submit proposals for the juried exhibition, which will be displayed outdoors on the Museum’s 36-acre site overlooking the Housatonic River. Commendations will be awarded for "Best in Show," "Most Inventive," "Most Artistic," and "People’s Choice (Children and Adults)." The deadline for applications is March 28. For more information, please contact the Museum at 413.931.2278 or ImageServices@nrm.org

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates Norman Rockwell’s “Post” Centennial2018-02-08T10:35:37+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mac Conner: A New York Life”

This spring Norman Rockwell Museum explores the work of one of illustration’s original "Mad Men," whose work helped shape the popular image of postwar America—Mac Conner: A New York Life is on view at the Museum from March 19 through June 5, 2016. Organized by the Museum of the City of New York, Mac Conner: A New York Life is the first exhibition of more than 70 original works by the New York City-based artist whose advertising and editorial illustrations graced the pages of such leading publications as Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and The Saturday Evening Post. Presented as part of Norman Rockwell Museum’s Distinguished Illustrator Series, the exhibition is co-sponsored by The Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis and the Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mac Conner: A New York Life”2017-03-01T11:38:16+00:00

The Art of Education

Mindy (Yuhui) Ma, Berkshire County High School Art Show, 2016 Photo of Norman Rockwell Museum intern, Mindy (Yuhui) Ma with her work on display in the 30th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show. Photo by Jeremy Clowe. ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

As we celebrate many great education initiatives this year, we want to be sure to give a final word of praise for the […]

The Art of Education2017-03-01T11:38:17+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Mourns The Passing of Artist/Educator/Museum Trustee, Murray Tinkelman

The Board of Trustees and staff of Norman Rockwell Museum mourn the passing of Museum Trustee Murray Tinkelman (1933-2016), an exceptional illustrator and educator, who worked diligently for almost 25 years to advance the Museum’s illustration art mission. Mr. Tinkelman died on January 30, just two weeks after the passing of his beloved wife Carol, who shared his dedication to scholarship related to American illustration. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Murray and Carol," notes Norman Rockwell Museum Director/CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt. "They were both so important to the Museum. One of the best ways we can honor them is to continue to share all they have taught us about the vital role that illustration art plays in society."

Norman Rockwell Museum Mourns The Passing of Artist/Educator/Museum Trustee, Murray Tinkelman2017-03-01T11:38:19+00:00

Illustrator Steve Brodner To Present Presidents Week Talk at Norman Rockwell Museum

In celebration of Presidents Week, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk with political illustrator, Steve Brodner, on Friday, February 19, starting at 2 p.m. Brodner will provide a look at the American Presidency during his afternoon lecture; he is currently working on "Presidents," a new book that will explore the significant events of the administration of President William McKinley through the commander-in-chief to come. A reception will follow the lecture, which is free with regular Museum admission. Steve Brodner is an award-winning artist, whose cartoons and caricatures have appeared in such prominent publications as The New York Times, National Lampoon, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Spy, Esquire, The Progressive, The Washington Post, The Nation, and Village Voice, among others. Brodner has also documented seven national political conventions in visual essay form—the result of days or weeks spent with the candidates on the campaign trail. His work was on view at Norman Rockwell Museum in advance of the 2008 presidential election in the exhibition, Raw Nerve! The Political Art of Steve Brodner.

Illustrator Steve Brodner To Present Presidents Week Talk at Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:38:19+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “The Teachings of Harvey Dunn”

Celebrating the final week of its exhibition, "Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students," Norman Rockwell Museum will present an art talk on "The Teachings of Harvey Dunn," on Saturday, March 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. Join George Fernandez, Associate Professor and Visual Communications Chair at SUNY Farmingdale, for a look at the life and teachings of Dunn (1884-1952), an influential Golden Age illustrator. The artist realized his full potential after practically applying the ideals taught to him by acclaimed illustrator Howard Pyle (1853-1911), which became the bedrock of Dunn’s own teachings. The careers of Dunn’s most famous protégé, including Mead Schaeffer, Dean Cornwell, Harold Von Schmidt, and others, will be explored. Admission to the event is free for Musuem members, or with regular Museum admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “The Teachings of Harvey Dunn”2017-03-01T11:38:20+00:00

Winter Display

Come in from the cold and enjoy our new group of themed galleries of Norman Rockwell's work. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Rockwell's first "Saturday Evening Post" cover, "Boy with Baby Carriage" (May 20, 1916); all year long we will be celebrating this and other milestones in the artist's career.

Winter Display2017-03-01T11:38:21+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Explores “The Pullman Porter: Norman Rockwell’s Boy in Dining Car”

Norman Rockwell Museum will present "The Pullman Porter: Norman Rockwell’s Boy in Dining Car," a talk and brunch to be held on Sunday, January 17, starting at 11 a.m. Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, the Museum’s Deputy Director and Chief Curator, will take an in-depth look at Norman Rockwell’s 1946 "Saturday Evening Post" cover, "Boy in Dining Car," in time for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. For more than a century, African American Pullman porters were a part of American train travel. Ms. Plunkett will explore the history of the Pullman porter, and look behind the scenes at Rockwell’s process behind one of his most iconic works. The talk is being presented as part of the Museum’s "Food for Thought: Curatorial Perspectives" series, and will include a continental brunch. Admission to the event costs $20, $15 for Museum members, and includes Museum admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum Explores “The Pullman Porter: Norman Rockwell’s Boy in Dining Car”2017-03-01T11:38:22+00:00

Remembering Joyce K. Schiller

Norman Rockwell Museum is sad to learn and report of the passing of Joyce. K. Schiller, the Museum's first curator of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies. Schiller was a passionate and consummate scholar of illustration art, having devoted a lifetime of study to the genre. She joined Norman Rockwell Museum in 2009 from the Delaware Art Museum, and for five years built the foundational work of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, establishing a firm base of scholarship around the Museum’s central mission. She retired from her position as Rockwell Center Curator in August 2014 to devote more time to be with her husband, Lewis Schiller, and her own research.

Remembering Joyce K. Schiller2017-03-01T11:38:23+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Evening with Illustrator Harvey Dunn

As part of its Living Arts History Series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening in the classroom with "illustrator Harvey Dunn," as portrayed by painter/interpreter Dane Howe, on Saturday, January 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Dunn was a larger-than-life artist and teacher, known for depicting the harsh realities of World War I and the comforting landscape of the prairie; Howe will share the master illustrator's philosophy and belief in the benefits of a life in art. Refreshments will follow the program. Admission to the event costs $12 for adults, $5 for children, and $8 for Museum members.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents An Evening with Illustrator Harvey Dunn2017-03-01T11:38:23+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Coming of Age: Rockwell’s Children Grow Up”

As part of its new Food for Thought series of talks, Norman Rockwell Museum will present "Coming of Age: Rockwell’s Children Grow Up," on Sunday, December 13, starting at 11 a.m. The term "Rockwellian" has been used to denote a world replete with harmony in familial relationships, patriotism, optimism, and a general feeling that all is well. In Norman Rockwell’s world, children grow up before our eyes—still disobeying rules, grappling with social pressures, and struggling with their evolution to adulthood. Jesse Kowalski, the Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions, will look at the many children in Rockwell’s work, who are portrayed as dimensional beings in all stages of life. A continental brunch will be served. Admission to the talk costs $20, $15 for Museum members, and includes Museum admission. For more information or to make reservations, please contact the Museum at 413.931.2221.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Coming of Age: Rockwell’s Children Grow Up”2017-03-01T11:38:25+00:00

NRM + Berkshire Bank Present “Love a Vet: Honoring Our Veterans”

Norman Rockwell Museum Partners with Berkshire Bank to Pay Tribute to U.S. Military Through Exhibition, Veterans Day Event, and Free Admission for Veterans. The sacrifices made by our nation’s military are many, and often the emotional scars continue long after these soldiers have left the battlefield. A new exhibition offers artist commentary on the military, patriotism, and the struggles that many veterans face upon their re-entry into civilian life. "Love a Vet: Honoring Our Veterans" is on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from November 7, 2015 through January 5, 2016. The Museum has partnered with Berkshire Bank to provide free admission for U.S. veterans and active military through the run of the exhibition; tickets are available at Berkshire Bank locations throughout the region.

NRM + Berkshire Bank Present “Love a Vet: Honoring Our Veterans”2017-03-01T11:38:25+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Art Talk on Harvey Dunn and His Students

In conjunction with its newest exhibition, "Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students," Norman Rockwell Museum will present an art talk on Harvey Dunn and other Golden Age illustrators on Saturday, November 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. Elizabeth Alberding, curator and collections manager of The Kelly Collection of American Illustration Art (which loaned many of the works on view in the exhibition), will discuss the process of building a world-class illustration collection, and explore the lives and art of the field’s most celebrated practitioners. The event is free for Museum members, or with regular Museum admission. The Kelly Collection of American Illustration is a private collection dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, research and exhibition of Golden Age American illustration. The Collection consists of several hundred original painting and drawings by significant American illustrators from 1890-1935 as well as an extensive reference library of related books and magazines. The Kelly Collection embraces its role in the preservation of this area of American visual culture for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. Learn more at: thekellycollection.org

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Art Talk on Harvey Dunn and His Students2017-03-01T11:38:26+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Galleries Reinterpreted with “Norman Rockwell: Heroes, Humor, and Growing Up”

In conjunction with its current exhibition, "Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs," which also celebrates family, life’s humorous moments, and standing up to adversity, Norman Rockwell Museum will reinstall its main galleries to focus on these thematic elements, and offer an in-depth look at the artist’s process. "Norman Rockwell: Heroes, Humor, and Growing Up" will be on view at the Museum through October 18, 2015.

Norman Rockwell Museum Galleries Reinterpreted with “Norman Rockwell: Heroes, Humor, and Growing Up”2017-03-01T11:38:27+00:00

The Art of Storytelling

It's summer... and the Berkshires are beautiful. This week is the perfect time for a road trip to Norman Rockwell Museum, where we will be keeping things cool with a celebration of the art of storytelling. Join us this Thursday, August 6, 5:30 p.m. as we welcome three award-winning storytellers for a Story Slam. Tony Toledo, Norah Dooley, and Ben Cunningham will lead interactive exercises, followed by a chance for the audience to share their own stories at an open mic. Co-presented by MassMouth, the premier Greater Boston-based organization dedicated to the fine art of storytelling, the event is free for members or with Museum admission.

The Art of Storytelling2017-03-01T11:38:32+00:00

Reimagining The Four Freedoms

March 11, 2016 through April 3, 2016 * In celebration of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" speech, enjoy this exhibition of original artworks re-imagining the concept and Norman Rockwell's iconic paintings. Works from Region 6 Capital Eastern District high school students from Schoharie, Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington counties will be on view.

Reimagining The Four Freedoms2017-03-01T11:38:42+00:00

Walt Reed (1917-2015)

Norman Rockwell Museum is saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Walt Reed (1917-2015). An artist, author, and art historian, Reed had a lifelong commitment to scholarship relating to the art of illustration. In June 2012, the Museum awarded the Illustration House founder with its first Distiguished Scholar Award in recognition of his many achievements.

Walt Reed (1917-2015)2017-03-01T11:38:47+00:00

Remembering Lee Williams

It is with great sadness and gratitude for his life, that we mark the passing of former Board President Lee A. Williams, at the too young age of 69. Lee led the Museum board from 2000 – 2004, and served as a museum trustee from 1994 – 2010 and trustee emeritus from 2010 – 2015. He chaired the marketing committee for many years while president of Country Curtains, the homemaking and curtain company founded by Museum founders Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick prior to serving as board president.

Remembering Lee Williams2017-03-01T11:38:55+00:00

George Lucas Family Foundation Awards Norman Rockwell Museum $500K

Norman Rockwell Museum announces the receipt of a two-year, $500,000 grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation to expand and re-imagine the Museum’s educational programming with 21st century learning tools.

George Lucas Family Foundation Awards Norman Rockwell Museum $500K2017-03-01T11:39:06+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”

This fall, Norman Rockwell Museum will debut the latest in its Distinguished Illustrator Series—an exhibition that explores Mort Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter—”Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure” will be on view at the Museum from November 8, 2014 through March 8, 2015.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”2017-03-01T11:39:57+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Rhythms of The Earth” Family Festival

Norman Rockwell Museum will present Rhythms of the Earth, a musical family festival to be held on Saturday, August 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will also serve as a CD release party for singer/songwriter JoAnne Spies' new album, "Ecstatic Dances." At 2 p.m., join Ms. Spies for an interactive performance, celebrating the elements of earth, water, fire and air. The concert will begin near the Museum’s historic Linwood House, with a view of the nearby Housatonic River and Berkshire Hills.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Rhythms of The Earth” Family Festival2017-03-01T11:40:02+00:00

Rockwell Gets Googled

Once again, Norman Rockwell is everywhere! Last week internet search giant Google paid tribute to the illustrator, on what would have been the artist's 116th birthday...

Rockwell Gets Googled2017-03-01T11:41:04+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt Heads to West Coast

dreamworkslogoMany young artists have been inspired by Norman Rockwell’s art. Today’s illustrators are the keepers of a long, esteemed publishing tradition that started around the era of the Civil War when artists went to the war front to illustrate battlescenes. These images were translated via woodblock printing technology into newpapers and journals, revealing to the public the hardships of war in graphic, vivid detail. As mass media […]

Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt Heads to West Coast2017-03-01T11:41:40+00:00

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration

 El Paso Museum of Art, Texas
June 12, 2011 – September 4, 2011

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration will feature original paintings by Norman Rockwell from the Pfizer Collection, which are among the finest examples of the artist’s imagery for advertising. These beloved portrayals inspired Americans to view themselves and their physicians with optimism, and presented the notion that health […]

Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration2017-03-01T11:41:40+00:00
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