norman rockwell museum

New England News
6:54 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

This Is...The Norman Rockwell Museum To Be Showcased On JEOPARDY!

JEOPARDY! Clue Crew members Sarah Whitcomb Foss and Jimmy McGuire at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Credit Jeremy Clowe / Norman Rockwell Museum

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.

Read more
The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Norman Rockwell Museum Director And CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt

  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.

Read more
New England News
6:21 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Norman Rockwell Biography Angers Family; Author Stands Firm

Norman Rockwell's "Christmas Homecoming" on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Members of the Norman Rockwell family are angered over a biography of the painter published earlier this year.

Read more
Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Wendell Minor’s America At The Norman Rockwell Museum

Wendell Minor - The Manhattan Bridge

    Wendell Minor 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.

The Norman Rockwell Museum 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. Wendell Minor’s America is on view at the museum through May 26, 2014.

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.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed December 11, 2013

"American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon

  In American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, a biographer and art critic Deborah Solomon draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell’s despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America’s brightest hopes.

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.

New England News
6:20 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

MA Gov. Patrick Announces Tripling of Funding For Cultural Facilities

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick makes the announcement at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Governor Deval Patrick made stops in western Massachusetts today announcing investments in cultural facilities.

Read more
New England News
6:40 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Local Museums Embracing Technology

Visitors can scan the QR code to the left of the painting and click on individual faces to learn about the stories behind "Christmas Homecoming" and other paintings.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Despite their reputation as repositories for the past, many regional museums are embracing technology to adapt to the 21st century.

“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 Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield.

Read more
Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu July 18, 2013

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic" at Norman Rockwell Museum

“Snow White Greets a Baby Bird,” Disney Studio Artist Reproduction cel setup; airbrushed post production background on paper. Courtesy Walt Disney Animation Research Library © Disney

    This summer Norman Rockwell Museum pays tribute to Walt Disney, another American icon of the 20th Century, with a special exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the acclaimed visual storyteller’s first feature-length animated film. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic” will be on view at the Museum through October 27, 2013.

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.

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.