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Goblins, dragons and trolls have taken over the Norman Rockwell Museum. Journey into the newest exhibit at the museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

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Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol is the first exhibition linking Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, two iconic visual communicators who embraced populism, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing in twentieth century America.

Original iconic artworks; process materials and studies; archival photography, manuscripts, and documents; film/video footage; and props, costumes, and personal artifacts are all on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.

And there is also the special compendium exhibition by Warhol’s nephew: James Warhola: Uncle Andy And Other Stories. Both exhibits are on display through October 29th. James Warhola is with us this morning along with curators Stephanie Plunkett and Jesse Kowalski.

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More than twenty members of the local arts scene have sent a letter to the Berkshire Museum urging the Pittsfield attraction to stop its plan to sell collection items to fund an expansion. 

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An exhibit on the Famous Artists School, the popular art correspondence course of the 1950s, is now on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. 

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The director of the Norman Rockwell Museum has come out against the Berkshire Museum’s plans to sell two of the iconic American painter’s works from its collection. 

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Two of America’s most important visual communicators, Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol embraced populism, created enduring icons, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing during the twentieth century.

This summer and fall, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the first exhibition to examine the artistic and cultural influence of these celebrated image-makers 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 29th.

To tell us about the exhibit and all things Norman Rockwell, we welcome the Director/CEO of the Norman Rockwell Museum - Laurie Norton Moffatt. Laurie Norton Moffat celebrated her 40th anniversary with the museum in June.

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The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is gearing up for its summer season with classics by Rockwell and a touch of something vibrant and animated. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen sat down with spokesperson Jeremy Clowe to discuss the summer season.

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Amid concerns about cuts to state and federal funding, five more cultural organizations are teaming up this summer to encourage Berkshire County residents and visitors to support the arts. 

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The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is launching an internationally touring exhibition based on Rockwell’s interpretation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms.” The tour also will feature new immersive virtual reality in an effort to woo the next generation. 

Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on one of three available television channels. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the Hanna-Barbera imprint. Creating scores of popular series such as The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo, Super Friends, and The Smurfs, Hanna-Barbera was an animation powerhouse.

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. It opens tomorrow at the Norman Rockwell Museum and runs through May 29th.

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A foundation connected to illustrious filmmaker George Lucas is donating $1.5 million to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.

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A foundation connected to illustrious filmmaker George Lucas is donating $1.5 million to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.

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Members of Norman Rockwell's family have launched an online petition urging the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts to stop selling a biography of the illustrator they say is fraudulent.

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Former First Lady Laura Bush is scheduled to be in Stockbridge today to present an award at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

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Although he is best known for his depictions of small-town America, Norman Rockwell was raised in New York City. Now the artist’s name will adorn a street sign in the metropolis. A renaming ceremony was officiated by Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday at City Hall.

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On January 6, 1941 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s delivered his “Four Freedoms” speech to Congress as the nation grappled with entering World War II. Seventy five years later two area museums are commemorating the anniversary of ideals laid out by our nation’s longest-serving president.

  In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of The Four Freedoms, Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA will present an afternoon talk and performance tomorrow, January 6th 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 1PM, members of the Berkshire Music School will have 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. 

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Video conferencing, fingerprint recognition and 3D movies seem pretty standard nowadays. But what about imagining these technological advances back in 1989? Well, that’s what the plot of Back to the Future II did when its characters traveled to 2015 — to today, October 21st, 2015. WAMC’s Jim Levulis tells us how one Berkshire destination plans to celebrate Future Day.

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  Norman Rockwell is still celebrated for his depiction of everyday life in America. As WAMC’s Jim Levulis found out when he met some of the people who posed for the Americana artist, the models are regular people to this day.

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  Norman Rockwell Museum is located on 36 park-like acres in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Rockwell’s hometown for the last 25 years of his life. Open year round, the Museum holds the world’s largest collection of original Rockwell art, as well as the artist’s original Stockbridge studio. Changing exhibitions feature the work of Rockwell and other contemporary and past masters in the field of illustration.  Enjoy the art of New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, on view through October 26. www.nrm.org

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  Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn and began selling cartoons to The New Yorker as soon as she submitted them in 1978. Her cartoons have also been published in many other magazines, she has illustrated several books and won many awards for her work.

In her first memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Chast brought her signature wit to the topic of aging parents.

The memoir and her other work is currently featured in an exhibition at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.

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A Norman Rockwell exhibit titled “We the Peoples” is now on display at the United Nations’ New York City headquarters. The exhibit honors the UN’s 70th anniversary by bringing together Rockwell’s 1952 charcoal drawing United Nations and his 1961 Golden Rule painting, on loan from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis spoke with the UN’s Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, of Sweden, who experienced Rockwell’s influence at an early age.

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Students from a New York City high school who are petitioning legislators in the Big Apple to name a street after Norman Rockwell are visiting the famed artist’s museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts Thursday.

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  As school vacation week wraps up for many kids in the region, the Norman Rockwell Museum is hosting a talk by an artist who has depicted many historical American events.

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Presidents’ Day is largely known for car and furniture sales and for some a day off from work or school. If you’re looking for something to do a timely exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum features portraits of people who once aspired to the White House.

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Despite the bitter cold temperatures heading into Valentine’s Day, a painting at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is sure to warm some hearts.

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A lecture this weekend at the Norman Rockwell Museum will highlight the area’s connections to the Harlem Renaissance. Artwork from students at the Berkshire School also will be on display.

  Many noted American modernists have successfully traversed the worlds of fine art and illustration, embracing innovation while satisfying in unique and personal ways the needs and wants of a broad popular audience.

The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator is currently on display at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA through October 26th. The exhibition presents a unique and comprehensive study of the little-known twenty year illustration career of the realist master.

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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.

  The Norman Rockwell Museum 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.

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