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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 of 1861, Harper’s had a circulation of 120,000, and was one of the leading magazines of

By | 2016-11-14T10:19:04+00:00 October 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

By | 2016-11-14T10:19:04+00:00 January 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

By | 2016-11-14T10:19:04+00:00 October 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

By | 2016-11-14T10:19:04+00:00 January 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

By | 2016-11-14T10:19:04+00:00 January 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

By | 2016-11-14T10:19:04+00:00 December 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,”

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

Currently at the Norman Rockwell Museum

Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure November 8, 2014 through March 8, 2015 Known for his meticulously researched historical paintings, Mort Künstler is also a prolific illustrator who has worked on a broad spectrum of assignments for more than sixty years―from paperback book jackets and men’s adventure magazine illustrations to movie posters, model kit boxes,

By | 2016-11-14T10:19:04+00:00 November 21st, 2014|Illustration Exhibitions|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