Norman Rockwell Museum

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Coordinates: 42°17′16″N 73°20′09″W / 42.2879°N 73.3359°W / 42.2879; -73.3359

Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum is located in Massachusetts
Location within Massachusetts
Established 1969, built 1993
Location Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Type Arts museum
Website http://www.nrm.org

The Norman Rockwell Museum is a museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, with art of the painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell.

Background[change | edit source]

The museum was opened in 1969 in Stockbridge, the town where Rockwell lived the last 25 years of his life. Since 1993 the museum is housed in the current building that has been designed by Robert Arthur Morton Stern.[1]

The museum is the owner of 574 original artworks of Rockwell. Next to that it owns the archive of Rockwell with more than 100.000 items, like photo's, fan mail and business documents.

In 2008, the museum received the National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities.[2]

Gallery[change | edit source]

Series of paintings of 1943 of Rockwell, called the Four Freedoms. For it he got inspired by the 1941 Four Freedoms Speech of Amerikcan President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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References[change | edit source]

  • Parts of this article are derived from the article on English Wikipedia