Stockbridge

United States



Address:
9 Glendale Road, Route 183,

MA 01262
Phone: 413.298.4100
Website: http://www.nrm.org

Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum houses the world's largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art. Highlights include enduring favorites from Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post covers, the powerful Four Freedoms, and the nostalgic Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas. The Norman Rockwell Archive contains more than 100,000 photographs, letters, and other rare mementos.

A visit to the Museum is an uplifting experience. Founded in 1969 with the help of Norman and Molly Rockwell, the Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment and study of the work of America's favorite artist. The Museum's changing Norman Rockwell exhibitions present an illustrated chronicle of American life and showcase our nation's ideals of kindness, tolerance, democracy, and freedom, as interpreted through the artist's spirit, wisdom, and gentle humor.

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Permanent Collection

Norman Rockwell Museum houses the most significant public collection of Norman Rockwell's work in the world. The Museum's holdings include original artwork, and the artist's studio and its related collection, including personal memorabilia, supplies, and reference materials.

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Exhibitions

Picturing Health: Norman
Rockwell and the Art of Illustration
January 27 through May 28, 2007
Join us for this rare glimpse at paintings by Norman Rockwell from the Pfizer Collection, which are among the finest examples of the artist’s imagery for advertising. His heartfelt portrayals inspired Americans to view themselves and their physicians with optimism, and presented the notion that health is affected as much by our emotional lives as by our physical well-being. Rockwell’s paintings, which explore the subjects of the doctor/patient relationship, physical fitness, and health and healing across the generations, will be accompanied by original works exploring similar themes by today’s most prominent visual commentators.

Norman Rockwell's 323
Saturday Evening Post Covers
Currently On View
Explore this archival collection of every single Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover, starting with his first illustration for the publication, printed in 1916 when the artist was 22 years old. Rockwell called the magazine the "greatest show window in America." Over the years, Rockwell and the Post became synonymous; he painted 321 different images for the weekly publication through 1963. (Rockwell's final cover was a 1960 portrait of John F. Kennedy, reprinted in honor of the just-assassinated president.) This collection of original tearsheets is more than a remarkable visual history of an artist's development; it offers a compelling pictorial summary of life in 20th century America.

The Art of Norman Rockwell
Currently on View
Visitors to Norman Rockwell Museum currently find more than 70 original works of art by Norman Rockwell on exhibit, including works from e...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions (5)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Ephemeral Beauty: Al Parker and the American Women’s Magazine, 1940-1960
June 9 through October 28, 2007

A technical virtuoso and a true innovator of American illustration, Al Parker defined the progressive look and feel of published images from the 1940s through the 1960s. His art for Cosmopolitan, McCalls, Collier’s, Good Housekeeping and other major women’s magazines chronicled and helped shape the fashions, attitudes and aspirations of post-war America. This groundbreaking exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri honors Al Parker’s outstanding achievements by examining his influences, his impact on American publishing and his artist contemporaries, and the perceptions and expectations of generations of American readers – both male and female. Works by other prominent artists of the period, including Coby Whitmore, Joe De Mers, Joseph Bowler, John LaGatta, and Jon Whitcomb will be included.

America’s Camp: The Children of 9/11
August 18 through September 16, 2007
A powerful exhibition of artworks created at America’s Camp in the Berkshires by the children of parents who died as a result of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Many children have attended America’s Camp in western Massachusetts annually, where they participated in group projects that provided the opportunity for self-expression, from memory quilts to sculptural reflections on loss and hope.

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel
November 10, 2007 through May 31, 2008
A burgeoning art form with roots planted firmly in history, graphic novels, or long-form comic books, have begun to gain the interest of the l...+ [ Read all ]


Cost

Museum Admission
$12.50 for adults: buy on location or buy online

$7.00 for college students with valid school I.D.

Ages 18 and under admitted free with an adult (up to five children per adult).

Members are admitted free. Join online or at the time of your visit and receive full membership benefits.

Kids 18 and under are free every day!

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Opening hours

November-April:
Weekdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekends and holidays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

May-October and holidays:
Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Getting there

Directions:
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Parking at the Museum is free. Accessible parking is available. The main Museum building is wheelchair accessible.


Facilities

Terrace Café
The Terrace Café offers a selection of prepackaged sandwiches, salads, fruit, snacks, desserts, soft drinks, and hot beverages. The café is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through October, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact the Café:
phone: 413.298.4100 x 225
fax: 413.298.4146

Museum Store
The Museum Store is open daily during Museum hours. Shop online or call 800.742.9450.

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Museum internal and external photos (5)

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News and events

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Education

The Museum's programs are a vital links between the collections and exhibitions. They offer a unique blend of perspectives and are designed to foster inquiry and dialogue. Programs – for students to scholars – use active learning that is inspirational for people of all abilities and backgrounds. Whatever your age or interest, you'll find that our programs explore how Rockwell's art and visual communication can ignite the imagination, engage the mind and reflect our human experience – past, present, and future.
Interested in learning more? Contact us by telephone at 413.298.4100, ext 220.

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Groups

Your New England experience includes our 36-acre setting that offers pathways to stroll on and panoramic views in every season. Norman Rockwell Museum is home to the largest collection of original art by America’s favorite artist. Included with admission is Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio, open May through October, and changing exhibitions of leading illustrators.

The Museum is located 2 1/2 hours from both Boston and New York City in the beautiful Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts.

The Museum welcomes bus groups of 15 or more at a discounted price, with complimentary admission for your group leader and driver.

• Adult groups $11.00 per person.
• College groups $7.00 per person.
• K-12 and camp groups $2.00 or $3.00 per person.

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Schools

Norman Rockwell Museum offers many kinds of opportunities for school visits. You may tour the galleries on your own with specially designed materials. Or, you might prefer to explore the illustrations with one of our tour guides. Perhaps your students would like to do a hands-on activity, write about a favorite painting or make a mural of your town's Main Street.
Whichever you choose, you and your students will have an enjoyable and enriching Museum experience. After any school tour, enjoy the museum for as long as you like!

Education Department: 413.298.4100, ext. 260 or 252

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Membership

For priceless memories, become a member today! Our members are the first to know about opportunities to preview exciting new exhibitions, participate in art classes, and attend intriguing educational workshops. Members receive year-round free admission, a 10% discount in the Museum store, and enjoy exhibition openings, book signings, and fabulous galas!

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Sponsorship

The Museum seeks sponsorship for exhibitions on display at the Museum as well as those which go on tour. Additionally, various educational and other programs which the Museum conducts may be sponsored.

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