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Ruby Lane Past Times Newsletter for November 2003
Past Times __________________________________________________________________ 'Tis the season! And if you're stumped as to what to get those __________________________________________________________________ Art Tedeschi is a seasoned professional when it comes to fine Stockbridge, MA - The Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge __________________________________________________________________ We are one of the largest Internet sites for collectors, with an
The monthly newsletter from Ruby Lane Antiques, Collectibles,
Fine Art and Jewelry
Welcome to Past Times!
IN THIS ISSUE:
o Let Ruby Lane Help You Find The Right Holiday Gift
o November HOT SHOP: Welcome to eCollectics!
o The Norman Rockwell Museum From The Archives of The Journal
of Antiques & Collectibles
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THE JOURNAL OF ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
holds the world's largest and most significant collection of
works by Norman Rockwell, including more than 570 paintings and
drawings and an archive of over 100,000 photographs, letters and
materials. The museum's campus now includes the artist's
original Stockbridge studio, moved from the center of town,
which stands today much as it did in Rockwell's lifetime,
complete with easel, brushes, books and furnishings.
The Norman Rockwell Museum charted new directions by
co-organizing a national tour of paintings by Norman Rockwell
and curating innovative exhibitions at home that explore the
field of illustration. These initiatives come at a time of
widespread reappraisal of Rockwell's legacy by both serious
scholars and the mainstream media. Commentators ranging from art
historian Robert Rosenblum to author John Updike are praising
Norman Rockwell's work and refocusing attention on his skill as
an illustrator and his vision of American society.
The Norman Rockwell Museum is devoted to education and new
scholarship that illuminates Rockwell's unique contributions to
art, society and popular culture. "The general public has an
abiding affection for Norman Rockwell," says museum director
Laurie Norton Moffat. "His paintings continue to touch people in
a way that transcends age and culture. The goal of the Norman
Rockwell Museum is to take a broad view of Rockwell, showing his
endurance as an important artist and an American icon."
The Norman Rockwell Museum is one of the few museums in the
country to have grown literally out of popular demand. In 1967,
an historic home on Main Street in Stockbridge was threatened
with demolition. A group of local citizens, including Norman and
Molly Rockwell, joined the effort to save the classic
white-clapboard building by raising funds for its purchase. The
Old Corner House became the Stockbridge Historical Society in
1969, and the historical collection from the town's public
library was exhibited there. Norman Rockwell agreed to lend
some of his paintings to add variety in drawing visitors to the
site. Primarily through word of mouth, people learned about the
original Rockwell paintings on display in Stockbridge and
attendance began to swell. Soon, the Old Corner House was
identified primarily as a center for the exhibition of
Located on Stockbridge's historic Main Street for its first 24
years, the museum moved in 1993 to its present home, which was
designed by the renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern and is
situated on 36 picturesque acres overlooking the Housatonic
River Valley. Since moving to its new location and greatly
expanding its educational programming, exhibition schedule and
special events, the museum has become the most popular,
year-round destination in the culturally rich Berkshires of
"The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge must be one of the
most popular museums in the world," wrote art critic Paul
Johnson in The Spectator (London, August 1, 1998), "crammed from
dawn till dusk with delighted visitors crowding round the
originals of much-loved paintings. And one of the further
pleasures of this enchanting place is that in the nearby little
towns you can recognize among the locals the children and
grandchildren of the originals whom Rockwell painted with
"Rockwell's paintings reflected American society and influenced
generations of illustrators," says museum director Norton
Moffatt. "He chronicled life in the United States during most of
the 20th century and showed us America's fundamental ideals of
democracy, freedom, and human dignity. And he is fun! As the
museum dedicated to Rockwell's legacy, we want to show how his
work fits into the greater scheme of modern culture and
A museum devoted to the field of illustration, the Norman
Rockwell Museum is a rarity at a time when the visual
communications field is becoming more dominant. As part of its
mission, the Norman Rockwell Museum is committed to exhibiting
the work of modern illustrators, as well as such masters as
Winslow Homer, Howard Pyle, J.C. Leyendecker, Maxfield Parrish,
Rockwell Kent and Currier and Ives.
The museum is located on Route 183, (.6 miles) south from the
junction of Rts. 183 & 102. By car, within 2 1/2 hours of Boston
or New York City, and 1-hour drive from airports in Albany or
The museum is open year-round, and is located on Route 183,
within 2 1/2 hours of Boston or New York City. Visit their web
site at The Norman Rockwell Museum.
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