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“Wow, Don't miss this Museum”

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 May 28, 2014

Wow, what a great museum.
There is a Great selection of originals as well as a room full of his Saturday Evening Post covers down below along with a short 12 min movie. Don't miss going downstairs and seeing many of the Covers and how they changed thru the years.
Peter

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is amazing and we had anticipated spending 90 minutes there but wound up enjoying 3 hours worth. There is something for everyone including all ages. the Museum is located on a large picturesque setting a few miles out of town. Rockwell's original studio was moved from the downtown area to this new location. The Museum is modern and well laid out over 2 floors. The main floor includes most of Rockwell's famous paintings, each with his unique story telling style. One painting equals 1000 words certainly holds true here; some may even give you goose bumps. The paintings demonstrate how Rockwell evolved over his lifetime, capturing many points paralleling the history and events in our Country. The downstairs exhibit shows all of his covers on Post magazine. There's even an interesting 20 minute video covering Rockwell's life.
When we visited, there was a second exhibit which included a protégée of Rockwell's who created all the artwork for Super heroes, tracing that history going back to the original Superman. Special secondary exhibits change, so it's best to check it out before your trip.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

A wonderful chance to see the largest collection of Rockwell illustrations in one place. An iconic illustrator of his time, they also have set up his original studio in a separate building which gives a real flavour of him producing his artwork.
Lots of space in the main museum with an excellent shop to buy Rockwell books etc. a nice short film about Rockwell was set up downstairs. The grounds are spacious and attractive with a great view from his Studio house. Good place to bring a picnic as there are picnic tables outside.
Well worth a visit if you are a fan or even new to Rockwell's art. A real glimpse of American life.

Thank Jan H
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The "new" location (having moved from a house in the center of town maybe 20 years ago) is a delight for anyone who wants to experience a slice of mid-20th century American life. Norman Rockwell was a prolific illustrator, and he wonderfully captures the changing American milieu thru the decades during which he portrayed scenes which have become iconic.

Thank Dennis F
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This small museum captures the spirit of Norman Rockwell. Whether you grew up waiting for the latest Saturday Evening Post cover (he was their main cover artist for many years) or whether you have never heard of the guy, you can't fail to appreciate how perfectly he captures the spirit of mid-twentieth century America in his paintings and drawings.

Thank jjhowlett
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