Any reason to visit Crystal Bridges is a good reason! This place is such a treasure! The Norman Rockwell exhibit is "temporary", and "timed tickets" are necessary. Check the online calendar for dates and times through May 7th when the exhibition ends. Museum members may attend at no additional charge, but non-members do pay for their tickets. Again, check the online site for details of cost (I believe none are more than $12). We spent approximately 2-1/2 hours in the exhibit. You will see the covers (framed) that he did for the "Saturday Evening Post" and "Look" magazines over a period of several decades. These are what most of us know him from. But there is SO MUCH MORE!! Many large works done in oil on canvas, also some sketches, some letters. It's a MUST to use the headphones and ipods as you will hears the stories and details of the works. We learned so much more by using them than if we would just have wandered through. Of course there are any number of Rockwell gifts/souvenirs at the end of the exhibit and in the museum gift shop as well. (Take a look at the architecture in the gift shop even if you're not interested in purchases.) I might add that mornings at the museum can be extremely busy with school groups, and lunch time in "Eleven" looked liked standing-room-only!
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