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Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Rd, Rte 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Founded in 1969, this museum has the world's largest and most significant collection of Rockwell drawings and paintings.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Have wanted to visit Norman Rockwell Museum but was never in the area, however in June 2014 we had booked 2 weeks in Massachusetts and therefore fortunate to visit this museum. The lady (I think her name was Beverley) was so enthusiastic in her presentation to us all, you could not be any other in your thoughts of Norman Rockwell.... More

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Houston, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This modern museum is in a beautiful setting in the Berkshires. It has the orginals of most of Rockwell's most renowned works. The docents are very knowledgeable and give interesting presentations that tell the complete story of his life as an illustrator. His studio has been moved on site from the town square and is interesting as well. Very easy... More

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Sacramento, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Regardless of whether one is a Normal Rockwell fan or not, a trip to this museum is well worth it. Not only is the art superb, the manner of presentation is highly informative. Other major artists are also represented (e.g. Edward Hopper), along with displays and information concerning their development as illustrators and fine art creators. There is both a... More

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Shapleigh, Maine
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Norman Rockwell in an American icon and the gallery shows why. The presentation in the gallery flows thru his life of art and makes statements on everything. The presentations by the gallery staff were excellent and gave much more meaning to his work.

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New York City, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I grew up with Norman Rockwell; my mother, an artist, loved his work and used it to teach us about principles of art and illustration. Seeing the familiar works in their original large scale was great, like visiting old friends. The collection of SEP covers in the lower gallery is great too, just seeing the scope and range and his... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Dozens of Norman Rockwell's illustrations of 20th-century American life are on display, many for sale in various formats at the gift shop. A great place to get kids looking for the stories depicted in works of art. Rockwell's stories are so on-target, depicting the idealized American experience. Entry fee is a little steep for adults, but a bargain for kids,... More

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New York City, New York
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The last time I was in Stockbridge, MA the Norman Rockwell Museum was located in a small building in the town's center. Fast forward some 20 years and now the stand alone museum occupies space on lush acreage away from town. It's nice to see that this prolific American artist now has a museum befitting of his talent. A chronicler... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The new exhibit was great and the old favorites are always a treat. Norman Rockwell's work is presented in a viewer friendly way. If you are in the area it is worth the visit.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Having lived from the dawn of flight to landing on the moon, with two world wars and a host if inventions along the way, Norman Rockwell saw and recorded in art most of the 20th century. He did it in a way that connected with all Americans and touched our hearts and minds over the decades. The modern, comfortable museum... More

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Olivebridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This small and very focused museum dedicated to Norman Rockwell's lifetime of work is truly a delight. As I wandered between the galleries, I saw American life in a new way. Rockwell's work may have been "merely an illustrator" but he saw what is truly American like no other American painter. Well worth the visit!

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