Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

From June 25, 2011 through September 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Special Exhibition Galleries


Norman Rockwell. THE RUNAWAY, 1958.
©1958 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.
Reference photo ©NRELC: Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, IL.
Norman Rockwell Museum Collections.


Experience the iconic paintings and illustrations of artist Norman Rockwell alongside the meticulously staged photographs on which he based his work. Beginning in the late 1930s, Rockwell adopted photography as a tool to bring his illustration ideas to life in studio sessions. He served as the director and carefully orchestrated the photographs, hand-selecting the props, locations, and models. Rockwell created an abundance of photographs for each new subject, sometimes capturing complete compositions and other times combining separate pictures of individual elements. For the first time, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera presents these study photographs with his drawings and related tear sheets from magazine covers, offering a fascinating look at the artist’s working process. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in collaboration with guest curator Ron Schick. The Eastman House exhibition is sponsored by M&T Bank with additional support provided by The Robert Lehman Foundation.

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Special Pricing for Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

Museum Admission

Adults $15.00
Seniors (65+) $13.00
Students (with ID) $8.00
Children (5–12) $3.00
Children (4 and under) Free
Museum Members Free

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