Norman Rockwell Museum

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Photograph of the main entrance

The Norman Rockwell Museum is an art museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, dedicated to the art of Norman Rockwell. It is home to the world's largest collection of original Rockwell art.

History[edit]

The museum was founded in 1969 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Rockwell lived the last 25 years of his life. The museum has been at its current location since 1993.[1] The museum building was designed by architect Robert A. M. Stern.

Collection[edit]

In addition to 574 original works of art by Rockwell, the museum also houses the Norman Rockwell Archives, a collection of over 100,000 various items, which include photographs, fan mail, and various business documents. In 2014 the Famous Artists School donated its archives, including process drawings by Rockwell, one of its founding faculty members in 1948, to the Museum. [2]

Awards[edit]

In 2008, the museum received the National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grimes, William (1993-06-13). "On Picture-Perfect Day, a Norman Rockwell Museum Opens". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  2. ^ Kennedy, Randy (March 20, 2014). "The Draw of a Mail-Order Art School: Famous Artists School Archives Go to Norman Rockwell Museum". New York Times. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ 2008 National Humanities Medalists, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008, Accessed February 4, 2009.

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Coordinates: 42°17′16″N 73°20′09″W / 42.2879°N 73.3359°W / 42.2879; -73.3359