AAA Editor Notes
Norman Rockwell Museum, 1.4 mi. n.w. on SR 102, then .6 mi. s. on SR 183 to 9 Glendale Rd., features what is said to be the largest collection of original artwork by illustrator Norman Rockwell. The spacious neoclassical building—on 36 acres of rolling lawns and gardens with views of the Housatonic River and the surrounding Berkshire Hills—also houses the Norman Rockwell Archives, a vast repository of the artist's papers and reference photographs.
The museum's collection contains some of Rockwell's most famous works including “Four Freedoms,” “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas” and 323 Saturday Evening Post covers. Rockwell's Stockbridge studio has been relocated to the grounds and is open May through October.
The museum also serves as a center devoted to illustration art and features exhibitions showcasing the works of contemporary artists and past masters.
Audio tours are available.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.