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Thoughts on Illustration from the Rockwell Center Society of Fellows

Thoughts on Illustration from the Rockwell Center Society of Fellows A Blog Series Introduction Featured weekly in this month, a series of blog posts by Rockwell Center Society of Fellows scholars offer insights into illustration from vantage points meaningful within the diverse scope of their academic interests. Rockwell Society of

2020-05-28T11:34:37-04:00October 1st, 2018|Essays on Illustration|0 Comments

Presidents, Politics, & the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast

Presidents, Politics, & the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast Known as the “Journal of Civilization,” Harper’s Weekly was an American political magazine published in New York from 1857-1916. The magazine was hugely popular thanks to its extensive use of illustrations and its broad editorial content. By the end

2020-05-28T12:13:22-04:00October 3rd, 2016|Essays on Illustration, Uncategorized|0 Comments


Cover illustration for The Little Match Girl Norman Rockwell Museum is pleased to congratulate beloved picture book illustrator Jerry Pinkney on his historic receipt of two lifetime achievement awards in a single day—as announced by the American Library Association (ALA) today, January 11, 2016, at their Mid-Winter Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The artist

2016-11-14T10:19:04-05:00January 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments


Rockwell Center Fellowships are awarded on an annual basis to four recipients This fellowship may be used only during the year/twelve month period for which it is awarded. Recipients who have already received one of these fellowships may apply for another after a period of three years have elapsed. The term of these grants may

2016-11-14T10:19:04-05:00October 16th, 2015|Rockwell Center Fellowships|0 Comments

The Original Gerber Baby

The Gerber Products Company recently announced the winner of its 5th Annual Gerber Spokesbaby Photo Contest. After receiving over 180,000 submissions, the judges selected this endearing picture of seven-month-old Grace. In 1928, the original search for the Gerber Baby took place which resulted in the winning baby portrait becoming its iconic trademark.   The popular

2016-11-14T10:19:04-05:00January 30th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Warhol Art will be Popping

In the next few years, expect nearly 40 exhibitions featuring the work of Andy Warhol as a result of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts distributing last of its holdings. The final 14,000 pieces, mostly previously unseen photographic material and prints, were donated with the stipulation that the recipients would exhibit their gifts

2016-11-14T10:19:04-05:00January 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments

150 Years ago, Harper’s Weekly published The Union Christmas Dinner

Most of us are familiar with the iconic Thomas Nast (1840-1902) illustration of Santa Claus featured in Harper’s Weekly, 1881. Nast was inspired by Clement Moore’s classic yuletide poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, and is attributed with influencing our modern day concept of Santa Claus. Between 1863 to 1886, he submitted thirty-three Christmas drawings

2016-11-14T10:19:04-05:00December 23rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Subjects of Rockwell Painting Receive Posthumous Award

On November 24, 2014, President Obama awarded nineteen Americans with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our Nation’s highest civilian honor.  The subjects in Norman Rockwell’s painting Murder in Mississippi were posthumous recipients. In a statement by the White House, “James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were civil rights activists and participants in “Freedom Summer,”

2016-11-14T10:19:04-05:00December 5th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Norman Rockwell Museum



Norman Rockwell Museum is Open 7 days a week year-round

May – October and holidays:

open daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (July/August 2015)
Rockwell’s Studio open May through October.

November – April: open daily:

Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closings:

The Museum is Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day





Members: FREE
Adults: $18.00
Seniors (65+): $17.00
College students with ID: $10.00
Children/teens 6 — 18: $6.00
Children 5 and under: FREE

Official Museum Website






Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262

413-298-4100 x 221

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