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.


Shelter from the Storm

Norman Rockwell Museum sends our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the arrival of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene last weekend. 

The storm brings to mind a painting created by Norman Rockwell back in 1939– A Scout is Helpful. The illustration features a heroic, young Scout rescuing a child from a swollen river. Rockwell was inspired by the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, which was the first major hurricane to hit New England since 1869.

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"Marooned," 1909 Howard Pyle (1853-1911). Oil on canvas, 40" x 60". Delaware Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1912

American Master Discovered

Q. During the 19th century, illustrator Howard Pyle caught the eye of what famous European painter, who was born during the same year? A. Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) In a letter to his brother Theo dated September 11, 1882, Van Gogh writes: “Do you know an American periodical called Harper’s Monthly Magazine? – there are […]

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“Boy on Highdive," 1947, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Colletions. ©1947 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.

Sports! Trivia

Q. How many sports-related covers did Norman Rockwell create for The Saturday Evening Post? A. 29! Everything from baseball, football, swimming, fishing, cheerleading, weightlifting, skiing, fox-hunting, diving, horse racing, croquet, and a hang-gliding Uncle Sam! View all 323 covers in Norman Rockwell’s 323 “Saturday Post” Covers, currently on view! Norman Rockwell: Sports! on view through October […]

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President Obama Meets with Norman Rockwell Museum Officials at The White House

President Barack Obama opened the doors of the White House today, July 15, 2011, for a special meet and greet with officials from Norman Rockwell Museum. The meeting was held to celebrate the White House exhibit of Norman Rockwell’s classic 1963 painting The Problem We All Live With, inspired by Ruby Bridges’ history-changing walk integrating William Frantz Public School in New Orleans on November 14, 1960.

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Sol Schwartz: Drawing in the Dark

Extended through November 28, 2011

Catch the spirit of music and movement at the Norman Rockwell Museum through the art of Sol Schwartz, whose vibrant drawings have captured the beauty and excitement of music, theater, and dance in the Berkshires for more than a decade.

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