Norman Rockwell Museum
(above: Norman Rockwell Museum (exterior). Photo by Walt Engels. ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.)
About Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum is the preeminent museum of American illustration art. Dedicated to art education and art appreciation inspired by the enduring legacy of Norman Rockwell, the Museum stewards the world's largest and most significant collection of Rockwell art, and presents the works of contemporary and past masters of illustration. The Museum's holdings include Rockwell's last studio, moved from its original location to the Museum grounds, and the Norman Rockwell Archives, a 200,000-object collection undergoing digital preservation through ProjectNORMAN, "A Save America's Treasures Project." The Museum is also home to the new Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the nation's first research institute devoted to the art of illustration. In 2008, Norman Rockwell Museum became the first-ever museum recipient of the National Humanities Medal, America's highest honor in the field.
Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to art appreciation and education through new scholarship that illuminates Norman Rockwell's unique contributions to art, society, and popular culture. As a center devoted to the art of illustration, the Museum also exhibits the works of contemporary and past masters in an ongoing series of compelling artist showcases. Previous exhibitions at the Museum have presented the work of Frederic Remington, Charles Schulz, Winslow Homer, Howard Pyle, J.C. Leyendecker, Maxfield Parrish, Rockwell Kent, Al Hirschfeld, Robert Weaver, David Macaulay, James Gurney, and others. Set on a picturesque 36-acre estate in Stockbridge, MA, the hometown of America's favorite artist, the Norman Rockwell Museum is one of the leading arts institutes of the Berkshires. Norman Rockwell Museum preserves and exhibits the world's largest collection of original art by America's favorite illustrator.
The museum is located on Route 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. For hours and admission fees please see the museum's website.
(above: Norman Rockwell Museum, Late Summer, 2013. Photo by John Hazeltine)
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