No visit to Stockbridge, MA is complete without a tour of the world-famous Norman Rockwell Museum. A tribute to wistful nostalgia, the museum is home to the nation's largest collection of original Rockwell art, photographs and personal effects. The regularly changing exhibits include Rockwell's unforgettable, witty illustrations of American culture, and showcase dozens of the artist's famous "Saturday Evening Post" covers.
While you're touring the museum, peek into Norman Rockwell's studio, where you'll find the artist's painting materials, vast book collection and travel keepsakes. The museum's focal point is its collection of 367 original sketches, charcoals and paintings donated by the artist. This impressive assortment includes famous pieces such as Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, Girl at Mirror and The Marriage License, along with a number of other well-known oils.
Don't miss the museum's self-guided audio tour, which explores Rockwell's painting themes and their impact on American culture and art history. Explore your inner artist at the museum's Art Zone, an inspiring space created to stimulate your imagination and help you "think like an artist." In addition to its unparalleled art displays and hands-on experiences, the Norman Rockwell Museum hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from concert performances to painting workshops and summer garden parties.
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