Norman Rockwell Museum will present the lecture, “American Dreamer: Robert McCloskey and the Art of the Picture Book” on Saturday, September 13, starting at 2 p.m. Noted author/children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus will look at the career of Robert McCloskey (1914-2003), famous for his Caldecott Medal-winning book, “Make Way for Ducklings” (1942). Marcus will discuss McCloskey within the context of mid-twentieth century American culture, drawing comparisons to Norman Rockwell, Aaron Copland, Jackson Pollock, and other celebrated figures.
Norman Rockwell Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms, and the best in the field of American illustration. Experience Rockwell’s art, life and legacy in the artist’s picturesque New England hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts nestled in the culturally rich Berkshires.
Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Lecture on Illustrator Robert McCloskey, Creator of “Make Way for Ducklings,” This Saturday
Norman Rockwell Museum sends “Happy Birthday” wishes to Ruby Bridges Hall, who turns 60 today. A member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, Ms. Bridges Hall inspired Norman Rockwell to create his classic Civil Rights-era painting, The Problem We All Live With in 1963. The painting is one of the artist’s most significant works to be found the Museum’s permanent collection.
What kind of person volunteers at a museum? Art lovers, and people lovers. Carlton Dodge has been volunteering at Norman Rockwell Museum for 17 years. He is a wonderful example of the value that volunteers add to an organization like Norman Rockwell Museum.
Our exhibition, The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator, has been a big hit this summer, and we continue to offer a lively series of programs that explores the life and art of this realist master, and his little-known career as a commercial artist.
On Saturday, September 20, starting at 5 p.m., join us for a lecture on Hopper House, the historic home in Nyack, New York, where Edward Hopper spent his formative years. The following week, Saturday, September 27, come aboard for a bus trip to Edward Hopper’s boyhood home in the charming riverfront village of Nyack.
Norman Rockwell Museum announces the receipt of a two-year, $500,000 grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation to expand and re-imagine the Museum’s educational programming with 21st century learning tools.