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Coordinates: 42°17′16″N 73°20′09″W / 42.2879°N 73.3359°W / 42.2879; -73.3359

Norman Rockwell Museum
Established 1969, built 1993
Location Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Type Arts museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum is a museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Its houses the art and archives of American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell.


The museum was opened in 1969 in Stockbridge, the town where Rockwell lived the last 25 years of his life. Since 1993 the museum is in the current building that was designed by Robert Arthur Morton Stern.

The museum owns 574 original artworks by Rockwell. The museum also owns the Rockwell archives with more than 100.000 items including photographs, fan mail, and business documents.

In 2008, the museum received the National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Series of Rockwell paintings from 1943 called the Four Freedoms. Rockwell was inspired by the 1941 Four Freedoms Speech of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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