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 Googled 2017-03-01T11:41:04+00:00

The Adventures of an Artist Biographer

In his 1960 autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator, Norman Rockwell provides a revealing chapter that documents his process of creating the iconic painting, Family Tree (1959). Keeping with the family theme, the artist asked his son/writer Tom Rockwell to help with the book. Learn more about the challenges of this time-honored craft during Norman Rockwell Museum’s new Thursday night lecture series, “Impossible Craft: The Artist’s Biography.” Next up: a look at the life of American realist master, Edward Hopper, with biographer, Gail Levin, Ph.D. on Thursday, July 24, 5:30 p.m.

The Adventures of an Artist Biographer 2017-03-01T11:39:10+00:00

Artist Pops Peterson To Talk About “Reinventing Rockwell” at Norman Rockwell Museum on July 30

Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk with artist Maurice "Pops" Peterson about his "Reinventing Rockwell" series of artworks on Thursday, July 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. Recently honored at the Northeast Regional Conference on Fair Housing and Civil Rights, Peterson will detail how his work reimagined the art of Norman Rockwell to reflect the realities and diversity of today’s American scene. Peterson, who describes the talk as a "true story of ghosts and miracles, presented with nearly scores of illustrations," will also discuss his artistic journey—from graphic designer and writer to the world of fine art. Sponsored by Ungar Foundation, the event is presented as part of the Museum’s summer series of talks and performances held on Thursday evenings; admission is free for Museum members or with regular Museum admission. Reservations are recommended by contacting the Museum at 413.931.2221 or programs@nrm.org.

Artist Pops Peterson To Talk About “Reinventing Rockwell” at Norman Rockwell Museum on July 30 2017-03-01T11:38:35+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 Storytelling 2017-03-01T11:38:32+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

Honoring “The Golden Rule”

Our acclaimed exhibition, "We The Peoples: Norman Rockwell’s United Nations" officially closed on September 15, yet the United Nations Headquarters in New York continues to experience unique “Norman Rockwell” moments. This past Friday, September 25, the United Nations welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis, during his first-ever visit to the United States. Prior to addressing the UN’s General Assembly, Pope Francis took time out to admire Norman Rockwell’s Golden Rule, which remains on temporary loan to the UN from the Museum’s collection. Rockwell’s painting, in fact, served as the perfect backdrop for the pontiff’s visit, where he had referenced the concept of “the golden rule” during his historic address to Congress just the day before. Pope Francis can be seen signing the UN’s guestbook in the same room where Rockwell’s welcoming artwork is currently displayed.

Honoring “The Golden Rule” 2017-09-07T16:51:55+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

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of The Four Freedoms

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of The Four Freedoms, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an afternoon talk and performance on Wednesday, January 6, that pays tribute to President Roosevelt’s speech and Rockwell’s paintings, which are on view and part of the Museum’s permanent collection. Starting at 1 p.m., join members of the Berkshire Music School for a performance of patriotic music from the World War II era. Following the music, the Museum’s Curator of Education Tom Daly will offer historical insight into both Roosevelt’s words and Rockwell’s paintings. The event is free with regular Museum admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of The Four Freedoms 2017-03-01T11:38:23+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Partners with WordXWord For The Rockwell Project

Norman Rockwell Museum is partnering with the WordXWord Festival to present the Rockwell Project, a visual and performing arts contribution to the annual 10x10 Festival being held at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on Friday, February 12, at 7 p.m. Admission to the Whitney Center for the Arts event is free, with parental guidance suggested. Leading up to the February event, WordXWord has challenged 11 poets to create ten original performance pieces in response to Norman Rockwell’s illustrations. Each poet’s images will be chosen by lottery, and created onsite at Norman Rockwell Museum on Sunday, January 10.

Norman Rockwell Museum Partners with WordXWord For The Rockwell Project 2017-03-01T11:38:22+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 Display 2017-03-01T11:38:21+00:00

Four Freedoms Forum To Explore Current State of Presidential Politics

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech, Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum series returns on Thursday, February 18, at 5:30 p.m., with a look at the current state of presidential politics. The evening’s forum will address the ins and outs of the 2016 American presidential election cycle, its colorful candidates, and what it means for the future of the nation. Featured speakers will include: William "Smitty" Pignatelli, Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives; Stacy L. Wallach, attorney and professor; and Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires.com. The program is being sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Steven Lomazow. Community conversation at the Four Freedoms Forums is free and open to the public.

Four Freedoms Forum To Explore Current State of Presidential Politics 2017-03-01T11:38:19+00:00

New York City Honors Norman Rockwell’s Childhood Home

Last Thursday, February 25, representatives from Norman Rockwell Museum joined students from Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School at New York’s City Hall for a special ceremony recognizing their efforts to rename the street where Norman Rockwell grew up, in the artist’s honor. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation into law to co-name 39 new and amend 3 previously co-named thoroughfares and public spaces, including “Norman Rockwell Place.”

New York City Honors Norman Rockwell’s Childhood Home 2017-03-01T11:38:18+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 Freedoms 2017-03-01T11:38:42+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” Centennial 2018-02-08T10:35:37+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.

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Spring Break 2017-03-01T11:38:15+00:00

Rockwellian Vision

Our Friday Night at the Movies series continues this Friday, September 2, starting at 5:30 p.m., with a screening of Norman Rockwell fan/collector George Lucas’ 1973 film, "American Graffiti." As written in the catalogue for the 2010 exhibition, "Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg," Lucas’ breakthrough film could be seen as the “last pure, unmediated, non-revisionist ‘Rockwell film’ ever made.”

Rockwellian Vision 2017-03-01T11:37:42+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 Expansion 2017-03-01T11:37:40+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 Museum 2017-03-01T11:37:39+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 75th anniversary of private Willie Gillis, one of Norman Rockwell’s most beloved characters, with an afternoon festival to be held on Saturday, November 19, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis 2017-03-01T11:37:35+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song”

In celebration of Thanksgiving Weekend, Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song,” a special music program, on Friday, November 25, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song” 2017-03-01T11:37:37+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song”

Norman Rockwell Museum will present Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song, a panel discussion and documentary screening, on Saturday, March 18, starting at 5:30 p.m. Berkshire-based composer John Myers, Crescendo artistic director Christine Gevert, and documentary producer Rich Bradway, will discuss "Paintings in Song," nine musical works inspired by Rockwell’s artwork that will be performed in April.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song” 2017-03-21T18:31:27+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 Warhol 2017-09-27T15:22:22+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 Illustrated 2017-05-05T14:09:19+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 Freedoms 2018-04-09T11:39:05+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum Looks at Freedom of the Press and American Journalism Today

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum returns on Thursday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m., with a look at freedom of the press in today’s journalism.

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum Looks at Freedom of the Press and American Journalism Today 2017-05-25T12:46:49+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Donation from Chubb Following Return of a Stolen Rockwell Painting

Norman Rockwell Museum received a contribution earlier this month from an unexpected source: Chubb Insurance presented the Museum with a $15,000 check that was the returned claims payment resulting from the discovery and return of a stolen Norman Rockwell painting.

Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Donation from Chubb Following Return of a Stolen Rockwell Painting 2017-04-20T14:18:00+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

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 School 2017-08-07T12:29:07+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Panel Discussion on The Art of Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol

In conjunction with its new exhibition, Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol, Norman Rockwell Museum will present a panel discussion looking at the enduring legacy of the two twentieth century artists, Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, on Saturday, July 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. The talk will explore the art and impact of the two American image-makers, and discuss evolving and sometimes controversial perceptions of their work.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Panel Discussion on The Art of Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol 2017-07-05T12:12:38+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 Warhola 2017-07-24T15:10:57+00:00

Art Historian Maureen Hickey To Give Talk on American Portraiture at Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum will present the lecture "Coming of Age: American Portraits from Copley to Warhol" with art historian Maureen Hickey on Thursday, August 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Hickey will explore the ways in which portraits have revealed the political, religious, and social status of their sitters, as well as the aesthetic preferences of their era.

Art Historian Maureen Hickey To Give Talk on American Portraiture at Norman Rockwell Museum 2017-08-07T12:26:33+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell and the American Ideal: A European Viewpoint”

As part of its summer lecture and performance series, Inventing America: Art and Cultural Connections, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the talk "Norman Rockwell and the American Ideal: A European Viewpoint" on Thursday, August 17, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Norman Rockwell and the American Ideal: A European Viewpoint” 2017-08-11T11:37:35+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 Day 2017-11-22T11:09:27+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 Classroom 2018-01-23T15:49:33+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum to Look at The Power of Protest

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum series returns on Thursday, February 8, at 5:30 p.m., with a look at the history and power of protest. The town hall-style conversation will explore whether group demonstrations impact policy and affect change.

Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum to Look at The Power of Protest 2018-02-21T12:17:08+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 Hall 2018-02-16T11:42:45+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms”

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, Norman Rockwell Museum is once again teaming up with New York’s Capital Area Art Supervisors to present an exhibition of student artwork, exploring what freedom means for a new generation. Reimagining The Four Freedoms is on view at the Museum from March 16 through April 8, 2018.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms” 2018-04-09T11:41:26+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Rosie the Riveter Day: A 75th Anniversary Celebration

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of Norman Rockwell’s most enduring works during its Rosie the Riveter Day, to be held at the Museum on Saturday, May 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Published on the cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" in May of 1943, the iconic painting will be the theme for talks, workshops, music, and dance performances throughout the afternoon.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Rosie the Riveter Day: A 75th Anniversary Celebration 2018-04-17T14:51:12+00:00