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Norman Rockwell Museum – Virtual Tour

Norman Rockwell Museum - Virtual Tour

Norman Rockwell Museum – Virtual Tour

The Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to the art of Norman Rockwell and is home to the world’s most extensive collection of original Rockwell art.

The museum was founded in 1969 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Rockwell lived during the last 25 years of his life. 

The museum’s collection includes over 570 original works of art by Rockwell and houses the Norman Rockwell Archives, of over 100,000 items, including photographs, fan mail, and business documents.

Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978) was an American painter and illustrator whose works achieved broad popular appeal in their reflection of American culture.

Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life that he created for “The Saturday Evening Post” magazine over nearly five decades.

Rockwell also had a 64-year relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, during which he produced covers for their publication Boys’ Life, calendars, and other illustrations. 

He was a prolific artist, producing more than 4,000 original works. Rockwell was also commissioned to illustrate over 40 books.

Norman Rockwell was also selected to paint the portraits for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon and foreign leaders, including Gamal Abdel Nasser and Jawaharlal Nehru.

Serious art critics dismissed Rockwell’s work during his lifetime. In his later years, however, Rockwell began receiving more attention as a painter when he chose more serious subjects such as his series on racism for Look magazine.

Norman Rockwell Museum - Virtual Tour

Children Dancing at a Party by Norman Rockwell, 1918

Highlights of the Norman Rockwell Museum

  • The Four Freedoms” series by Norman Rockwell, 1943
  • “Christmas Homecoming” by Norman Rockwell, 1948
  • “Art Critic” by Norman Rockwell, 1955
  • “Marriage License” by Norman Rockwell, 1955
  • “Family Tree” by Norman Rockwell, 1959
  • “The Problem We All Live With” by Norman Rockwell, 1963
  • “The Peace Corps” (JFK’s Bold Legacy) by Norman Rockwell, 1966
  • “Home for Christmas” (Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas), 1967

Norman Rockwell Museum - Virtual Tour

“Freedom of Worship” by Norman Rockwell, 1943

Norman Rockwell Museum

  • Museum:       Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Artist:            Norman Rockwell
  • City:               Stockbridge, Massachusetts
  • State:             Massachusetts
  • Country:        United States
  • Founded:      1969
  • Type:             History Museum, Art Museum
  • Location:       Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Norman Rockwell Museum - Virtual Tour

Saturday Evening Post Cover by Norman Rockwell, 1921

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Norman Rockwell Museum – 360 Virtual Views

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“The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure.
So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting.
The secret is not to look back.”

– Norman Rockwell

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Photo Credit: Norman Rockwell / Public domain; The Saturday Evening Post / Public domain

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