norman rockwell museum http://wamc.org en This Is...The Norman Rockwell Museum To Be Showcased On JEOPARDY! http://wamc.org/post/isthe-norman-rockwell-museum-be-showcased-jeopardy <p>This past December, a camera crew got up close and personal with famous paintings in the Berkshires without putting the prized pieces of work in jeopardy. What was captured on camera will hit television screens across the country.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:54:38 +0000 Jim Levulis 89234 at http://wamc.org This Is...The Norman Rockwell Museum To Be Showcased On JEOPARDY! Norman Rockwell Museum Director And CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt http://wamc.org/post/norman-rockwell-museum-director-and-ceo-laurie-norton-moffatt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nrm.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Norman Rockwell Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced big news this week – they have nearly doubled its collection of American illustration art with a new gift from the Famous Artists School of Westport, Connecticut.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84332 at http://wamc.org Norman Rockwell Museum Director And CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt Norman Rockwell Biography Angers Family; Author Stands Firm http://wamc.org/post/norman-rockwell-biography-angers-family-author-stands-firm <p>Members of the Norman Rockwell family are angered over a biography of the painter published earlier this year.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:21:10 +0000 Jim Levulis 80281 at http://wamc.org Norman Rockwell Biography Angers Family; Author Stands Firm Wendell Minor’s America At The Norman Rockwell Museum http://wamc.org/post/wendell-minor-s-america-norman-rockwell-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.minorart.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wendell Minor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is considered one of our nation’s premier historical illustrators. He travels throughout the United States to research, draw and paint on location, and immerse himself in the subject at hand.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.nrm.org">The Norman Rockwell Museum</a> is celebrating the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his many cover illustrations and 25th anniversary illustrating children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. <a href="http://www.nrm.org/2012/11/wendell-minors-america-3/"><em>Wendell Minor’s America</em></a> is on view at the museum through May 26, 2014.</p><p>The exhibit traces the Minor’s artistic journey through original artwork, artifacts, and references from his expansive visual chronicles, as well as commentary about his collaborations with our nation’s most prominent authors, scientists, and historians.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80116 at http://wamc.org Wendell Minor’s America At The Norman Rockwell Museum "American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon http://wamc.org/post/american-mirror-life-and-art-norman-rockwell-deborah-solomon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a biographer and art critic Deborah Solomon draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell’s despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America’s brightest hopes.</span></p><p>Although derided by critics in his lifetime as a mere illustrator whose work could not compete with that of the Abstract Expressionists and other modern art movements, Rockwell has since attracted a passionate following in the art world.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79549 at http://wamc.org "American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon MA Gov. Patrick Announces Tripling of Funding For Cultural Facilities http://wamc.org/post/ma-gov-patrick-announces-tripling-funding-cultural-facilities <p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Governor Deval Patrick</a> made stops in western Massachusetts today announcing investments in cultural facilities.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 77644 at http://wamc.org MA Gov. Patrick Announces Tripling of Funding For Cultural Facilities Local Museums Embracing Technology http://wamc.org/post/local-museums-embracing-technology <p>Despite their reputation as repositories for the past, many regional museums are embracing technology to adapt to the 21<sup>st</sup> century.</p><p>“One of the things that museums are challenged with is to assert our relevance in a modern era," said Betsy Feathers, the Research and Grants Officer at<a href="http://hancockshakervillage.org/" target="_blank"> Hancock Shaker Village</a> in Pittsfield.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 71533 at http://wamc.org Local Museums Embracing Technology "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic" at Norman Rockwell Museum http://wamc.org/post/snow-white-and-seven-dwarfs-creation-classic-norman-rockwell-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer </span><a href="http://www.nrm.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Norman Rockwell Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pays tribute to Walt Disney, another American icon of the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Century, with a special exhibition celebrating the </span>75th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the acclaimed visual storyteller’s first feature-length animated film. </span><a href="http://www.nrm.org/2012/12/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-the-creation-of-a-classic/" style="line-height: 1.5;">“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic”</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be on view at the Museum through October 27, 2013.</span></p><p>The exhibition celebrates Walt Disney’s vision and the artistry of his dedicated staff, illustrating how they shaped and defined an entirely new American art form through their creation of this groundbreaking film.</p><p>Joining us is exhibit Curator and Creative Director of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, Lella Smith who guides a staff of 24 in exhibiting, archiving, and digitizing the library’s collections. We also welcome, the Chief Curator for the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stephanie Plunkett.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69490 at http://wamc.org "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic" at Norman Rockwell Museum