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Norman Rockwell Behind the Lens

November 2nd, 2009 by Applegate Inn

An upcoming exhibit at the nearby Norman Rockwell Museum is not to be missed. From November 7 through May 31, 2010, visitors to the Norman Rockwell Museum will be able to see hundreds of the artist’s artfully staged photographs. Studies for his paintings, these photographs are important works of art in their own right.

Stockbridge Mass is just a few miles from our Lenox MA bed and breakfast. A morning or afternoon spent at the Norman Rockwell Museum is time well spent. In addition to the upcoming special exhibit of Rockwell’s photographs, the museum houses the most complete collection of his iconic American paintings. Rockwell’s last studio, which he called his best, now sits on the museum’s grounds, and is open to visitation.

Take time to visit this remarkable museum when you stay at our Western Massachusetts lodging. The museum store has a wonderful selection of prints and books, which make lovely gifts for the upcoming holidays.

Read more about the Norman Rockwell museum at the Applegate Inn Blog.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

The Norman Rockwell Museum, in Stockbridge

Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge

January 7th, 2009 by Applegate Inn

Norman Rockwell is as American as apple pie. Our Massachsetts Inn is lucky enough to be less than 15 minutes from the Norman Rockwell Museum, which holds over 700 of his works!

The Museum is in Stockbridge, MA. It holds the largest collection of his work, as well as many of his photographs and letters.

The museum has a very informative audio tour as well as a docent-lead conversation every day at 10 a.m.

Some highlights include favorites from Saturday Evening Post covers, ‘Four Freedoms’, and ‘Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas’. The museum is a very nostalgic experience; with its close proximity to our Bed and Breakfast Lenox, we hope everyone has a chance to see the work of this exceptional American artist.

Also included is the original Rockwell Stockbridge studio building and its contents. This is a notable space, that includes his personal art collection, his equipment and artist materials as well as mementos from his travels.

The museum currently has a fascinating exhibit on World War I propaganda posters, encouraging the purchase of war bonds. The prints are almost 100 years old, and beautifully patriotic! The exhibit will only be up until January 25, so you better hurry over to our Lenox Bed and Breakfast for a visit!

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