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WELCOME TO THE ROCKWELL CENTER FOR AMERICAN VISUAL STUDIES

The Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is a national research institute dedicated to American illustration art. Here you can find information about the center, connect to programs, and learn more about our partners as we work together to build awareness and scholarship about American Illustration and the role it plays in our society, culture, and history.

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Everyman, Meet Somebody: Characterization and Melodrama in Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms”

Everyman, Meet Somebody: Characterization and Melodrama in Rockwell's Four Freedoms Despite pretensions to eternity, we know that art is fixed in time, rooted to the moment of its creation and distribution. The historical exigencies that led to the creation of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms suite are well known. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had designated the Freedoms—freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—in his January 1941 Message to Congress. In May 1942, when Rockwell toured the US Department of War, casting about for opportunities to be

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Essays on Illustration

This section is devoted to scholarly essays on illustration - including articles on individual illustrators, the history of illustration, and illustration collections and important movements in history.
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Rockwell Center Fellowships

The Rockwell Center Fellowship is open to senior scholars and museum professionals choosing to pursue research or projects in or relating to the subject field of American illustration art and visual studies.
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Illustration Partnership Network

The Rockwell Center is a network of prominent museums, distinguished collections, institutional partners, and scholarly resources, whose common interest is American illustration art and visual studies.
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Norman Rockwell Museum

 

Hours

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

 

 

 

Admission

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

www.nrm.org

 

 

 

Directions

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262

413-298-4100 x 221