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Norman Rockwell Museum Massachusetts
Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum on Caravan’s New England Tour and discover the talent and legacy left by this famous mid-20th century American artist. Norman Rockwell Museum is located in his hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Caravan Tour guests have the opportunity to explore the very site where Rockwell spent his final 25 years. See his preserved artist studio along with Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers and rotating exhibits of American folk art.
Let Caravan Tours take you to the world’s largest and most significant collection of Norman Rockwell art as part of our New England Fall Foliage Tour.
A Smithsonian Affiliate Museum
The Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts is a Smithsonian Affiliate museum featuring Rockwell’s original artwork, his library, plus his furnishings and personal items. The beautiful grounds feature 36-acres of vistas, gardens, trees, and sculptures created by Peter Rockwell (Norman Rockwell’s son).
Where Is Norman Rockwell Museum Located?
The Norman Rockwell Museum of Art is located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts at 9 Glendale Road. This 36-acre site overlooks the Housatonic River Valley. In fact, many of Rockwell’s drawings and paintings were drawn and inspired by the local town and its very own residents. Visitors to the Rockwell Museum will not only delight in the art exhibits but also be captivated by today’s locals who are likely the children and great grandchildren of some of Rockwell’s original art inspirations. The Norman Rockwell Museum is open 7 days a week except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Caravan’s guided New England tour follows Route 7 north through the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.
When Did the Norman Rockwell Museum Open?
Norman Rockwell and his wife Molly helped establish the Rockwell Museum in 1969 with a purpose to spread the enjoyment and study of Rockwell’s artwork and its impact on society, popular culture, and social commentary. Prior to its current location, the Rockwell Museum was located at the Old Corner House on Main Street in Strockbridge, MA. In 1993 the museum was moved to the current museum gallery location designed by Internationally renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern.
Norman Rockwell Museum Facts
The Norman Rockwell Museum has many distinctions:
- It is accredited by the American Association of Museums
- It is the most popular year-round cultural attraction in the Berkshires
- The museum is home to 998 original paintings and drawings by Norman Rockwell (the world’s largest collection of his work)
- The Norman Rockwell Archives, also housed at the museum, contain 100,000+ items including photographs, letters, calendars, fan mail, and business documents
Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibits
Exhibitions at the Norman Rockwell Museum are always being updated. Exhibits to note for 2018 include the Rockwall Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms Enduring Ideals international tour exhibition.
In addition to exhibits there are always interesting programs and events to participate in, including Art Talks, Art Workshops, Family Festival Days, and Gallery Talks. Other interesting things to note about the Norman Rockwell Museum:
- Free public Wi-Fi.
- Artists are welcome to bring their graphite pencils and drawing pads (up to 36 x 36) – artists may sit on a stool or bench at least two feet from a work and are invited to use the beautiful grounds for inspiration for sketching and painting.
- The Museum also has a store for souvenirs and collectables.
- The Terrace Café is open seasonally, typically from the end of May to late October.
- Non-flash photography and video with small hand-held cameras is permitted only for private, non-commercial use.
From the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge MA, our Caravan tour heads north through Woodstock Vermont and over to North Conway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
About Caravan Tours
As a second-generation family run tour company that began in Chicago back in 1952, Caravan Tours now offers affordable, all inclusive tours throughout North and Central America. We remain committed to offering one low all inclusive price that is as much as 30% less than our leading competitors that have similar offerings.
For more information about our fully guided, all inclusive fall foliage tours through New England in the late summer and fall, or to make Reservations, please call Caravan Tours directly Toll Free at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826).
Find out more about Norman Rockwell Museum, Berkshire Mountains, and Massachusetts, New England:
Stay up to date with everything Norman Rockwell related by following the museum on Twitter: @NRockwellMuseum
Visit the official Norman Rockwell Museum website: www.nrm.org
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