Extensively illustrated, Norman Rockwell: Drawings, 1911–1976 is the first book dedicated to the artist’s prolific but largely private drawing practice.
Stop Treating the Berkshire Museum as a Sacred Space for Masterpieces
Locals like me don’t visit the Berkshire Museum to look at famous paintings. Why did 40 artworks become the center of a national controversy?
Berkshire Museum Resolves Dispute with Norman Rockwell’s Sons, But Legal Battle Rages On
Museum leaders and the Massachusetts Attorney General reached an agreement to keep Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” on public display, but opponents of the sale are petitioning the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Last-Minute Appeal Tries to Halt Berkshire Museum Art Auction [UPDATED]
On Friday, the AG’s office filed an appeal seeking a last-minute injunction to stop Monday’s auction of works from the Berkshire Museum collection at Sotheby’s.
Judge Green-Lights Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Most Valuable Works in Collection
Today, Berkshire Superior Court Judge John Agostini ruled that the museum could auction off many of the most valuable works in its collection.
The Berserk Battle Over the Berkshire Museum and Its Art Collection
This week, the state’s attorney general called for a temporary restraining order to block Sotheby’s from selling works from the museum’s collection.
Rescuing Norman Rockwell’s Progressive Legacy from a Right-Wing Cartoonist
The artist was no reactionary. He was a staunch liberal and a strong believer in an inclusive country.
Right-wing Cartoonist Inserts Betsy DeVos into Iconic Civil Rights Painting
Glenn McCoy appropriated Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With,” replacing the six-year-old black girl who desegregated a public school with the billionaire Secretary of Education.
How Cold War Politics Sabotaged Norman Rockwell’s Art
An exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum tracking the drop and resurgence in popularity of narrative art raises much bigger questions than it set out to address.
50,000 of Norman Rockwell’s Photographs Digitized
Norman Rockwell may be best known for his Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations and homey paintings of idealized Anytown, USA scenes, but in terms of sheer numbers he was primarily a photographer.
How to Talk About Norman Rockwell
You must, and shall, begin every single conversation about Norman Rockwell by addressing the question: “Is it art?” And then you must, and shall, say: “It is illustration.”
Norman Rockwell’s Family Doesn’t Want You to Think He Was Gay
Former New York Times columnist Deborah Solomon’s new biography of Norman Rockwell, American Mirror, hints that America’s “most beloved artist” may have been a closeted gay man.