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The Architects of Saturday Morning: Hanna-Barbera At The Norman Rockwell Museum

November 7th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Hanna-Barbera At The Norman Rockwell MuseumWhat do Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and Jonny Quest all have in common? They’re all at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge! Come see Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning, November 12th through May 29th, 2017!

If you have spent any time watching cartoons on your television since 1957, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the work of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. From “The Ruff and Reddy Show” (1957) to “The Powerpuff Girls” (1998), the list of properties they’re responsible for bringing to life is astounding.

Given this rich history, it is surprising to learn that the current exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum is the first ever to focus on this award-winning animation team.

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning focuses mainly on the animation studio’s golden years: classic shows like those already mentioned and Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, The Jetsons, Magilla Gorilla, Top Cat, and The Herculoids.

The exhibit includes original animation art, sketches, model sheets, photographs, and archival materials. Toys and other commercial products are also on display, along with an interactive installation drawn from Hanna-Barbera’s vast character library.

Veteran Hanna-Barbera animators Tony Benedict, Jerry Eisenberg, Willie Ito, and Bob Singer all contributed to a video, produced by Norman Rockwell Museum, for the exhibit. Be sure to collect the exhibition catalog, if you go. It includes a foreword by Jayne Barbera, daughter of studio founder Joe Barbera, and essays by animation historians Jerry Beck and Michael Mallory.

The Norman Rockwell Museum is also hosting a series of special events related to the exhibit.

November 12 – Special Exhibition Preview Talk – 4pm to 5pm
Exhibition Opening – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

November 13 -Toys Galore: The World of Toy Collecting – 1pm to 2pm

November 19 – Saturday Morning Cartoons: Scooby-Doo and Friends! A Saturday Morning Animation Series – 10am – 12pm
Cartoon Conversations: Hanna-Barbera and the Golden Age of Television Animation – 2pm – 3pm

December 10 – Cartoon Conversations: Hanna-Barbera and the Golden Age of Television Animation – 2pm – 3pm

December 17 – Saturday Morning Cartoons: Scooby-Doo and Friends! A Saturday Morning Animation Series – 10am – 12pm

December 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30 – Drop-In Art Program: Cartooning and Animation with Illustrator Scott Lincoln – 1pm to 4pm

January 14 – Cartoon Conversations: Hanna-Barbera and the Golden Age of Television Animation – 2pm – 3pm

January 21 – Saturday Morning Cartoons: Scooby-Doo and Friends! A Saturday Morning Animation Series – 10am – 12pm

February 11 – Cartoon Conversations: Hanna-Barbera and the Golden Age of Television Animation – 2pm – 3pm

February 18 – Saturday Morning Cartoons: Scooby-Doo and Friends! A Saturday Morning Animation Series – 10am – 12pm

For more information on these events, click here.

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning

November 12th, 2016 to May 29th, 2017
at The Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA
www.nrm.org

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