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Thanksgiving week at Norman Rockwell Museum

November 27, 2019 11:40 am


Thanksgiving Week Activities

We love Company… bring your friends and family to the Museum! We’re open throughout the week and weekend, except on Thursday, November 28. Pose for a special holiday photo op with your family and friends with a backdrop of Rockwell’s Freedom from Want. Share and connect your memories and family history inspired by the Finding Home exhibit; cozy up in the reading nook; try virtual reality, learn from our curators (see below) and provide a meaningful experience for one and all.


Grateful for Art

Saturday, November 30,

1 p.m.

Join us for a special Thanksgiving Weekend program. What are we thankful for and how can we show it visually? Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett will lead a close looking exploration through the galleries and will share the behind the scenes story of how the Finding Home exhibit came together. Inspired by the art on view, participants working individually or in family groups will create gratitude maps using a variety of media including collage.

Art Adventures for Kids

Get to know your Museum!

First Sundays, this weekend: December 1

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Each adventure includes a welcome activity, gallery exploration, literature experience, and art making using a variety of techniques and materials. Perfect for ages 5-10.


Finding Home: Four Artists’ Journeys

On view through May 25, 2020

More than 200 original artworks by artists Frances Jetter, David Macaulay, James McMullan, and Yuyi Morales draw upon memories and family narratives, and on historical research that establishes meaningful contexts for their work.


The Spirit of Giving Illustrated

On view through February 9, 2020

This holiday season, classic Rockwell artworks from our permanent collection will be joined by never-before-exhibited images from two private collections share the spirit of giving gifts of music, love, art, friendship, family, and more.


Your Gift Preserves Art for Generations

Tuesday, December 3

Norman Rockwell Museum is the place where illustration art is the door to new experiences, joy, connections, and making meaning with family and friends. Consider making a gift for Giving Tuesday and help us bring American Illustration Art to future generations. Click here to support the Museum.


Gifts for Someone that has Everything

Eclectic uncles, new sister-in-laws, and beloved best friends have no idea how lucky they’ll be this holiday season when you shop at the Museum Store! We have something for everyone! Plus, you can feel good knowing all proceeds benefit the Museum and allow us to present the educational programming you see here.