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Norman Rockwell Museum

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Address: 9 Glendale Rd, Rte 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone Number: 413-298-4100
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Founded in 1969, this museum has the world's largest and most significant...
Founded in 1969, this museum has the world's largest and most significant collection of Rockwell drawings and paintings.
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Norman Rockwell museum worth a visit

Terrific exhibit of Rockwell's life in art close to his home town. Very knowledgeable docent. Beautiful setting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Terrific exhibit of Rockwell's life in art close to his home town. Very knowledgeable docent. Beautiful setting.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Each time I visit there is something new on display and the tour is one of the best. I have brought several friends over to Stockbridge and they are blown away that such a museum was so close and they did not know about it. The downstairs display of his magazine covers just gives you the stark realization that the... More 

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful museum and grounds with an excellent guide at the studio and museum. The museum had more paintings and magazine covers than I ever expected. Nice gift shop.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had visited the museum in its previous location and felt this one was missing something. Felt extremely touristy and overpriced for what they offered. glad I got to see more of his art in the 1st museum before they built this one. A large portion of the museum was showing another artists work, which I know is common these... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I arrived in time to join the 11h00 docent-led tour of several of the Rockwell galleries. Very interesting and I learnt much about Rockwell and his works. Loved the artwork and appreciated the layout and logical sequence of the displays. Not all the galleries were open during my visit but the ticket price was not reduced. Rather they offered each... More 

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New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A short drive from downtown Stockbridge, the Norman Rockwell museum houses many of his beloved and iconic illustrations, mostly done for the Saturday Evening Post over many decades. His illustrations really are masterpieces of Americana. Examine the fabulous details that make his paintings tell a story. These stories are what make his art "illustration" and the details make his illustrations... More 

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Brockport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I had no idea the breadth or depth of his work. If all you know if the over-exposed pictures of the doctor listening to the doll, The Runaway, or Puppy love, go to learn about all of the other things he did. I was moved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This museum has a number of Norman Rockwell’s original paintings and his entire collection of Saturday Evening Post magazine covers. There is a 15 minute movie downstairs, which I would recommend watching first. On the main level, if they have a docent led tour. Try to time your visit for that. Our tour was led by Amy, a recent graduate... More 

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Westchester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We all know many of Rockwells images - they are so much part of Americas iconography. In viewing the collection of 120 Saturday Evening Post magazine covers, which span 4 decades, it becomes apparent that his works shaped Americans view of themselves as well as reflecting it. It was also eye opening to realize that each of these illustrations went... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I found this museum to be a truly great tribute to a great American artist who captured well so many facets of American personalities and culture. Starting with the video I think is the best way to start your tour. Then taking time to see the Saturday Evening Post artwork is very interesting. Take time to listen to one of... More 

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