View Works Of “Mystery And Wonder” From NRM’s Growing Illustration Collection
March 2 - June 16
Norman Rockwell Museum presents captivating artwork with enigmatic and magical appeal in its new exhibition, Mystery and Wonder: Highlights from the Illustration Collection. Opening March 2 and running through June 16, this exhibition features selected images from Norman Rockwell Museum’s growing Permanent Collection, which now holds almost 25,000 artworks created by more than 300 illustrators.
Haunting and wonder-filled works on display include cover art for award-winning mysteries and novels, children’s book illustrations inspired by classic tales, fantastical anthropomorphic drawings, and heart-stopping editorial images. Of particular note is a brand-new Norman Rockwell acquisition that offers mysteries of its own. Exhibited for the first time, this unpublished 1938 work portrays a tense moment in the presidential election of 1800, which resulted in a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, with the stalemate broken by the House of Representatives in favor of Jefferson.