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Celebrate Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary with Norman Rockwell Museum

August 14, 2019 12:50 pm

Woodstock50: Peace, Love & Family Fun Experience the Summer of Love

WHAT: A three day family friendly celebration marking the anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Concert. Coinciding with the Museum’s 50th Anniversary and its Woodstock to the Moon: 1969 Illustrated exhibition, Norman Rockwell Museum has organized various events throughout the three anniversary days commemorating the concert and the art, music, fashion, and culture of the 60s. Special activities are included with admission, and free for Kids/Teens, and Members, except where noted.

Woodstock50: Peace, Love and Family Fun

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Join the fun activities scheduled throughout the day and evening. Come for the day and break for a picnic on the lawn. Bring your own or pick up a ready meal from Runaway Café. Create a giant peace sidewalk mural, go on scavenger hunts, and take advantage of family photo ops throughout the day!

10 – 11:30 a.m. Draw In! Sketch a Yellow Submarine* (class fee applies)

Noon – 1 p.m. Face painting on the terrace

2 and 3 p.m Woodstock the Moon exhibition gallery talks

3 – 6 p.m. Far-out VR (Virtual Reality)

Evening Activities, 5 - 7 p.m.

Get out your groovy 60s fashion for an evening of fun, photo ops, and prizes. Join the Human Peace Sign, add to the giant peace sidewalk mural, go on scavenger hunts and enjoy free popsicles while they last!

5 – 7 p.m. Move and Groove with Moving Arts – with inspiration from Yellow Submarine

5 – 6 p.m Make a flower chain hair band

5 - 6 p.m. Far out VR (Virtual Reality)

Complete schedule:

Friday, August 16, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Come for the day. Add to the giant community peace mural, go on a scavenger hunt then take a break to enjoy a picnic on the lawn and chill to 60’s music on the terrace. There will be plenty of groovy family photo ops throughout the day!

1 – 2:30 p.m. Drop-in art workshop with 60s art theme

2 and 3 p.m Woodstock the Moon exhibition gallery talks

Complete schedule:

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The finale of NRM/Woodstock50 festivities: Celebrate all day by adding to our community peace sidewalk mural, join a Human Peace Sign, go on scavenger hunts, break for a picnic on the lawn, and wear your 60s fashions for groovy photo ops throughout the day. Plus, it’s Massachusetts Tax-Free weekend – TAX-FREE shopping and dining!

1 – 2 p.m. Far-out VR (Virtual Reality)

Noon – 2 p.m. Face painting and flower chain hair band

2 and 3 p.m. Woodstock to the Moon exhibition Gallery Talks

Complete schedule:

WHY: Fifty years ago Woodstock, billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” attracted 400,000 people. Join Norman Rockwell Museum on the anniversary days of Woodstock to celebrate the event and the decade that changed our culture, fashion, art, and music forever.

WHEN: Thursday, August 15 - Saturday, August 17, 2019. Organized activities at various times throughout the day.

WHERE: Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

About Norman Rockwell Museum

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019, the Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The Museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of art and archival materials relating to Rockwell’s life and work, while also preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting a growing collection of art by other American illustrators throughout history. The Museum engages diverse audiences through onsite and traveling exhibitions, as well as publications, arts and humanities programs, including the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, and comprehensive online resources.

Located on 36 park-like acres in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Rockwell’s hometown for the last 25 years of his life, the Museum is open seven days a week, year-round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Museum hours from May through October are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays during the month of August; from November through April: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Rockwell’s studio is open May through November 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum admission is $20, $18 for seniors, $17 for military veterans, $10 for students, and free for children 18 and under.

Norman Rockwell Museum welcomes EBT cardholders and active U.S. military members with free admission throughout the year. Additionally, we are a Blue Star museum and offer active U.S. military personnel and their immediate family, complimentary admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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