07 January 2011

Norman Rockwell Exhibit

image from Norman Rockwell Art Collection Trust

     Norman Rockwell has been my favorite artist and illustrator since I was a teenager. Over the years I have collected plates, ornaments, figurines and books featuring his work. The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibit is currently at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. The exhibit runs through the end of the month so if you are nearby and haven't been I, of course, highly suggest you do so. Tickets for timed entrance are only $15 and you get to spend a couple of hours seeing art that makes you laugh, cry, reflect and appreciate the way the world was. 
     When we did the Northeast and Canada trip with the boys in 2002 one of the highlights for me was visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Stockbridge is a charming town where Rockwell spent his later years and the people and places were used as models in some of his later works.

Stephen and the boys were wonderful about the amount of time I wanted to spend there (of course I had already paid my dues going to umpteen forts) and they didn't even roll their eyes that I had tears rolling down my face many times while we were there.


  1. We're going tomorrow! Can't wait! Thanks for the lovely, meaningful post that we can use as a preview of the exhibit!

  2. Lovely photos and inspiring quotes from him - being across the seas, I won't get to the exhibition, but all going to go and google him right now.

  3. I have always loved Norman Rockwell's work too, Beverly. How cool that you got to go and see his exhibit!!!

    And I hope you will do a post about cloth grocery bags! And I certainly would never mind you posting anything that inspires you from my blog. :o) xo

  4. That sounds like an amazing trip!

    I know this is late, but I wish you all the best for 2011, I hope it's a really good year for you xx


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