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Norman Rockwell Museum
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Stockbridge
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Owner description: Founded in 1969, this museum has the world's largest and most significant collection of Rockwell drawings and paintings.
Reviewed August 2, 2011

Located on picturesque grounds the musuem houses a large collection of Rockwell's work.
In addition to Rockwell's art the musuem offered a seperate exhibition which in our case was a great display of the animation process for movies.
Knowledgeable docents give frequent talks about Rockwell and his art.
A very short walk from the musuem leads to Rockwell's studio where he did most of his work.
You do not need all day. A couple of hours will suffice and than you can make the very short drive over to visit Chesterwood the summer home of Daniel French Chester.

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Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stopped here on our way up to Burlington, VT and we are glad we did. There is a large selection of Mr Rockwell's paintings on display here as well as a few other exhibits we were not expecting. Mr. Rockwell's studio from the later period of his life was also relocated here and you are allowed to walk through the building. The guides were very knowledgeable and there is also a film about Mr Rockwell running downstairs in the room that houses all of his Post covers.

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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We loved this museum. We were so surprised at the amount of work he produced. He definitely would appeal to the person who may not like more formal museums. So many of the paintings and illustrations have a personal story about the piece of work with themes about the common man and how families lived. hey also have the magazine covers from the Saturday Evening Post. Many pieces have children and they are often presented in a humorous way. That is why I suggested that you might want to bring the children. Currently they have a collection from Blue Sky Studios which features the art of creating animation. They also have robots from their movie, Robots on site. Your children would love it.

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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We enjoyed the special exhibit of dog paintings (which is running through November).
The museum is small, but it is set up well and the staff is knowledgeable.
The works of Rockwell are singular as the most recognizable commercial artwork that the U.S. has ever seen. This museum does a good job of elevating the work and showing the true mastery of craft that Rockwell possessed. Though much of the art was created for commercial purposes, his talents exceed many who produce art for the sake of art alone. His ability to capture a face, emotion, and tell a story is showcased within the walls of this building.

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Reviewed July 9, 2011

Don't get me wrong. I like art museums, in small doses. An hour here, an afternoon there. This is a museum for those of use who like to enjoy a picture for it's story. What it tells you and the warm comfortable feeling you get viewing it' We spent over four hours there and could have used an hour or two more. Rockwell was an American story teller as much as an artist. Go, you'll learn about an extraordinary American and America itself.

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