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Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Rd, Rte 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
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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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Vienna, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Everyone should go here. It is art history and american history in one. and so accessible, even to those not interested in art. try to listen to the docent's speech. very informative.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a great half day visit to his old town and to see many original pieces of his work. The place is awesome.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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192 reviews 192 reviews
170 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed touring this quaint little museum in this old town. The guide made it very interesting by telling us stories of the local folks who were his models.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is the place to come for American illustration and not just Rockwell's. Great Edward Hopper show on now. Wonderful lectures, nicely presented exhibits. Don's miss it.

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Garrison, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The museum and the artist's studio are nicely presented. The staff also gave a good gallery presentation. Make time for this if you are in the area.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not a Norman Rockwell fan, this bijou of a museum is well worth a visit, if only for the glimpse of 20th-century America it provides. The excellent documentation/commentary alongside the images also clarifies the artistry behind Rockwell's "illustrations," as do the sketches and studies alongside a number of the finished works You'll definitely come away with a... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Norman Rockwell never considered himself a real artist during his own lifetime. He felt that illustration was an ugly step-sister of fine art. He would be dumbfounded to know that his paintings now fetch multi-million dollars. Yes, Rockwell paintings are corny. Yes, they tug at the heartstrings. But they all tell a story that is instantly recognizable and they all... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It was interesting, naturally to see Norman Rockwell's works in person. We saw his last existing studio and where he would often bicycle thru to his home and studio. The countryside was picture perfect.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I knew who is was, but really didn't know much about the man and his work. Enjoyed the museum a lot. Very nicely done. Enjoyed the personal stories from the staff who talked about the town people that are in so many of the paintings.

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Burlington, Vermont
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155 reviews 155 reviews
32 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

So many of the museums to individuals leave you wondering 'was that it.' Not so here. In beautiful grounds, an impressive building and more than enough on display we were quite impressed. The additional temporary Hopper exhibit added further interest to this large, very entertaining & educational slice of American History. I wouldn't drive hours to see this but if... More

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