Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Norman Rockwell Museum

 On a sunny, mild Friday last month I went to the Berkshires for a nice little day trip with Meredith and Christine. We went to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. I'd been there once before, back in 2008 when we lived in Connecticut. Norman Rockwell is one of my favorite artists (and his name always makes me crave Rocky Road ice cream! I'm so sophisticated 😆). I like how he captured  classic scenes of life in America, and I also enjoy his sense of humor and his patriotism.

These were a few of my favorites from the gallery of his Saturday Evening Post covers.

Fitting back then and today (Republican and Democrat). Some things never change!

Adventurous reading!

It was neat to see his actual paintings. They're so beautiful. There were a lot more paintings than this that were amazing, but I only took pictures of a few of them.

Better him than her with that black eye!

I've always liked this family tree painting. It's on the cover of a genealogy book that I've had since I was young. I like how it makes you think about your own family lines and how we all come from people of many different backgrounds and livelihoods. 

First comes the drawing.

We used to have a framed embroidery-type picture of this in our family room in Connecticut.

We walked the path around the museum for a few minutes when we were done in the museum. It was good to get some fresh air and to be able to take our masks off.

Weird angle for me--I look like a munchkin!

We had lunch at the Red Lion Inn, one of my favorites. We had it almost to ourselves inside!

We did a little shopping afterwards, including at my two favorite shops in Stockbridge, and then we drove home, where I then went out to dinner with my high-school friends. It was a good day full of good friends, new and old!