Northeast and Maritime Canada 2011 travel blog

Rockwell's Studio on the Grounds

The Administrative Offices for the Museum

Lots of Green Grass on the Museum Grounds

A Model of Stockbridge on a Table in the Administrative Offices

The Rockwell Museum

Some Art on the Grounds

Tim Looks at a Model of a Mining Tool

Some of the Art Was Really Unreal

More Art on the Grounds--Not by Norman Rockwell

Our First Fall Color

Main Street in Hudson, NY

A Church in Hudson, NY

We took a side trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. It was a really great trip through the beautiful green hills of New York and Western Massachusetts. Along the way we saw our first tree with some fall colors. Many of Rockwell's paintings are in the museum. I was surprised by how large the paintings were. Many were on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post for nearly 40 years. We also toured his last studio that was very interesting--it still has the knife marks on the floor where Rockwell cut the canvas down to size by using the floor as a cutting surface. The day was pleasant and we really saw the work of America's Greatest Illustrator and Painter. The Administrative Offices were in the cottage built by a New York Attorney in the late 1800's--a really beautiful home on a very nice piece of property.

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