Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Norman Rockwell Museum

On March 19, I paid my first visit ever to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, a place I'd been meaning to see for years. It was snowing when we first arrived.

The downstairs level had a short film on Rockwell and a display including each and every one of his 323 Saturday Evening Post covers. Rockwell's large and detailed paintings were on view up on the main level. It was wonderful to see his artwork up close. I had a great time.

There was also a show entitled "Istvan Banyai: Stranger in a Strange Land." This was a fine opportunity to survey this Hungarian-born graphic artist's work. There were a great many aspects of his art that I was unfamiliar with. In the past, I'd only come across a few of his works, mostly in The New Yorker.

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts after the snow stopped falling

Horn on the grounds of the Norman Rockwell Museum

Museum banner for "Istvan Banyai: Stranger in a Strange Land"


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