World Rhythms Community Day on Sunday at the Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum to Host
2nd Annual World Rhythms Community Day
Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the reopening of Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio with the second annual World Rhythms Community Day, to be held Sunday, May 2nd, 2010, from 12 to 4 p.m.
Inspired by Rockwell’s “Golden Rule,” a 1961 “Saturday Evening Post” cover emphasizing the importance of cultural and interpersonal understanding, the event will provide an afternoon of family fun with an international flavor. Activities planned for the afternoon event include:
- multicultural music from A Beautiful Future
- traditional kamishibai Japanese storytelling with Diane Clouet
- cultural displays from BRIDGE of Great Barrington, and The Literacy Network
- art-making opportunities; a display of classic 1960s automobiles by the Piston Poppers
- a “Runaway”-inspired diner replica created by Lt. ThomasMcNulty
- and more!
Norman Rockwell’s original Stockbridge studio will also be open to visitors, offering a unique look at the artist’s workspace during the year 1960, a pivotal moment in Rockwell’s life and career. The 2nd Annual World Rhythms Community Day is free for children 18 and under, and for adults with regular Museum admission.
About Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum is the preeminent museum of American illustration art. Dedicated to art education and art appreciation inspired by the enduring legacy of Norman Rockwell, the Museum stewards the world’s largest and most significant collection of Rockwell art, and presents the works of contemporary and past masters of illustration. The Museum’s holdings include Rockwell’s last studio, moved from its original location to the Museum grounds, and the Norman Rockwell Archives, a 200,000-object collection undergoing digital preservation through ProjectNORMAN, “A Save America’s Treasures Project.” The Museum is also home to the new Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the nation’s first research institute devoted to the art of illustration. In 2008, Norman Rockwell Museum became the first-ever museum recipient of the National Humanities Medal, America’s highest honor in the field.
Norman Rockwell Museum is located on 36 park-like acres in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Rockwell’s hometown for the last 25 years of his life. The Museum is open year-round. From May through October, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; from November through April, hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Rockwell’s studio is open May through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (not wheelchair accessible). Museum admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $13.50 for seniors. Children and teens 18 and under are admitted free year-round through Kids Free Every Day, a gift to families from Country Curtains, Blantyre, and The Red Lion Inn. Visit the Museum online at www.nrm.org.
Photo credit: Sarah Edwards