Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum main entrance
|Established||April 3, 1993(current building)|
|Key holdings||Four Freedoms, Norman Rockwell Archives|
|Director||Laurie Norton Moffatt|
|Architect||Robert A. M. Stern|
|Nearest parking||free parking onsite|
The museum was founded in 1969 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Rockwell lived the last 25 years of his life. Originally located on Main Street in a building known as the Old Corner House, the museum moved to its current location 24 years later, opening to the public on April 3, 1993. The current museum building was designed by Robert A. M. Stern.
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.
Works by Rockwell at the museum include:
- Boy with Baby Carriage, 1916
- No Swimming, 1921
- Four Freedoms, 1943
- Going and Coming, 1947
- Christmas Homecoming, 1948
- Day in the Life of a Little Girl, 1952
- Girl at Mirror, 1954
- Art Critic, 1955
- Marriage License, 1955
- The Runaway, 1958
- Family Tree, 1959
- The Problem We All Live With, 1963
- The Peace Corps (JFK's Bold Legacy), 1966
- Home for Christmas (Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas), 1967
Awards and grants
In 2008, the museum received the National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2016, the museum received a grant of $1.5 million from the George Lucas Family Foundation, which will be used by "the museum's digital learning and engagement division to create multimedia experiences."
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- Cook, Bonnie L. (November 18, 2008). "Templeton Foundation among U.S. medal winners". The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. B04. Retrieved April 8, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- "Rockwell museum gets $1.5M grant from Lucas". Great Falls Tribune. Great Falls, Montana. October 4, 2016. p. L4. Retrieved April 8, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- "FAQs regarding the Berkshire Museum's proposed sale of two paintings by Norman Rockwell". nrm.org. January 28, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
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