Illustration art has certainly been in the news lately. In addition to stories about the upcoming George Lucas narrative art museum and ongoing interest in Norman Rockwell’s work, this week Daniel Grant of The Huffington Post asks the question, “Everyone Loves Illustration Art, But Where Does One See It?”
Norman Rockwell Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms, and the best in the field of American illustration. Experience Rockwell’s art, life and legacy in the artist’s picturesque New England hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts nestled in the culturally rich Berkshires.
This fall, Norman Rockwell Museum will debut the latest in its Distinguished Illustrator Series—an exhibition that explores Mort Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter—”Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure” will be on view at the Museum from November 8, 2014 through March 8, 2015.
Continuing its “Adventures in Visual Culture” series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the lecture “Remembering the Harlem Renaissance” on Saturday, October 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. Berkshire School English teacher, Dr. Homer Meade will explain how the art forms of the Harlem Renaissance inspired and influenced one another, and how civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois, a Berkshire County native, reached out to connect many of the important figures involved with this popular movement of the 1920s and 1930s
In conjunction with its current exhibition, “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator,” Norman Rockwell Museum will present a bus trip to Edward Hopper’s boyhood home in Nyack, New York, on Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum Awarded Prestigious “Museums of America” Grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services
Norman Rockwell Museum received a competitive grant of $150,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the federal agency’s Museums for America Program. The grant supports a new project called “Norman Rockwell’s World—Interactive Multimedia Experiences that Engage Audiences with Norman Rockwell Museum’s Digital Collections.”