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NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

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Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum is open 7 days a week all year round. The Museum itself is a 36-acre site with some stunning Berkshire vistas, gardens, specimen trees and plants as well as some sculptures created by Norman Rockwell's son. Bring your own picnic and enjoy a meal while you explore the grounds.

Norman Rockwell is most popular for the cover pictures of day-to-day life he developed for The Saturday Evening Post publication over the course of almost five decades. Amongst the best-known of Rockwell's jobs are the Willie Gillis collection, Rosie the Riveter, The Trouble All Of Us Deal With, Claiming Grace, as well as the Four Liberties series.

Founded in 1969 with the help of Norman and Molly Rockwell, the Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to the pleasure and research study of Rockwell's work and his contributions to society, popular culture, and social commentary. The Museum, which is accredited by the American Association of Museums, is the most popular year-round cultural attraction in the Berkshires.

The Museum houses the world's largest and most considerable collection of Rockwell's work, consisting of 998 original paintings and illustrations. Rockwell lived in Stockbridge for the last 25 years of his life. Rockwell's Stockbridge studio relocated to the Museum website, is open to the public from Might through October, and includes original art products, his library, home furnishings, and individual products. The Museum also houses the Norman Rockwell Archives, a collection of more than 100,000 products, consisting of working photos, letters, personal calendars, fan mail, and service files.

Having actually invested its first 24 years at the Old Corner Home on Stockbridge's Main Street, the Museum relocated to its present location, a 36-acre website neglecting the Housatonic River Valley, in 1993. Internationally renowned designer Robert A. M. Stern created the Museum gallery structure.The Norman Rockwell Museum is open 7 days a week all year round. The Museum itself is a 36-acre site with some stunning Berkshire vistas, gardens, specimen trees and plants as well as some sculptures created by Norman Rockwells son. Bring your own picnic and enjoy a meal while you explore the grounds.

Joe's Diner

Joe's Diner is the reference subject for Norman Rockwell's infamous painting "Runaway." The cafe is opened seasonally from May through October. While visiting enjoy casual patio dining as well as covered terraces with scenic vistas. Joe's Diner is open daily according to the Museum's hours.


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