Celebrate the season at Norman Rockwell Museum. Join us during school vacation week, December 23 through 28, and learn about the art of the picture book. On select days, visitors will also have a chance to meet artists Wendell Minor and Ruth Sanderson, and get their photo with a prince and princess. The Museum will be closed Christmas Day, but we wish you and your family a very joyous holiday.
Norman Rockwell Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms, and the best in the field of American illustration. Experience Rockwell’s art, life and legacy in the artist’s picturesque New England hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts nestled in the culturally rich Berkshires.
A renowned fantasy artist and illustrator of children’s literature, Ruth Sanderson has created imagery for more than 75 picture books, many of which bring classic fairy tales to life. Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson” from December 7, 2013 through March 9, 2014.
This year, Norman Rockwell Museum has a unique opportunity to broaden physical access throughout our beautiful campus in Stockbridge, and around the world with digital access – and we need your help.
In the first week of November of 1962, Rockwell fans would not know that the cover of their Saturday Evening Post featured Rockwell’s last story telling cover. The painting, given the somewhat confusing title, Lunch Break with a Knight, pictures a night watchman enjoying a sandwich and drink in an Arms and Armor gallery of a museum.
Norman Rockwell captured the likenesses of many national figures during his career, and in 1960, he was commissioned by The Saturday Evening Post to paint portraits of Presidential candidates Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon. To prepare for the painting of Kennedy, Rockwell arranged to pose and photograph Kennedy at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.