A trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA in December was my first time visiting it in the winter. A special treat was seeing the exhibit of his Christmas and New Year's paintings and magazine covers, and a few Christmas cards, one being his personal card. Some of those paintings are shown below, as well as some of my favorites. A copy of their brochure is at the end. I'm glad I just read it, because I didn't know it was open year round.
Special Exhibition of Holiday Images from the Permanent Collection. (Please click on the YouTube video/music.) This exhibit closes February 4, 2018.
|Home for Christmas for McCall's magazine, December 1967.|
Every year the town recreates this scene by clearing the street of modern cars and replaced them with many antique cars, all displayed for us to enjoy. I attended the "28th Anniversary Recreation of Main Street at Christmas" on December 3rd. To read blog and see many photos, click HERE.
A personal card and cards he designed for the Boy Scouts.
|Freedom from Want, The Saturday Evening Post, 6 March 1943.|
|Freedom of Speech, The Saturday Evening Post, 20 February 1943.|
In the lower level are many covers he designed for The Saturday Evening Post. I am showing a part of one wall, there were three.
|Family Tree for The Saturday Evening Post, 24, 1959.|
Unfortunately, I didn't get to see the Family Tree because it is on loan to another museum.