Norman Rockwell Museum

art museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

The Norman Rockwell Museum is a museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Its houses the art and archives of American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell.

Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum main entrance
EstablishedApril 3, 1993 (1993-04-03) (current building)
LocationStockbridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°17′16″N 73°20′09″W / 42.2879°N 73.3359°W / 42.2879; -73.3359
TypeArt museum
Key holdingsFour Freedoms, Norman Rockwell Archives
DirectorLaurie Norton Moffatt
PresidentAlice Carter
ArchitectRobert A. M. Stern
Nearest parkingfree parking onsite



The museum was opened in 1969 in Stockbridge, the town where Rockwell lived the last 25 years of his life. Since 1993 the museum is in the current building that was designed by Robert Arthur Morton Stern.[1]

The museum owns 574 original artworks by Rockwell. The museum also owns the Rockwell archives with more than 100.000 items including photographs, fan mail, and business documents.

In 2008, the museum received the National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities.[2]


Series of Rockwell paintings from 1943 called the Four Freedoms. Rockwell was inspired by the 1941 Four Freedoms Speech of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Worship
Freedom from Want
Freedom from Fear


  1. Grimes, William (1993-06-13). "On Picture-Perfect Day, a Norman Rockwell Museum Opens". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  2. 2008 National Humanities Medalists Archived 2012-12-14 at, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008, Accessed February 4, 2009.

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