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Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibit Special Events
May 26 - May 30
The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated exhibition at Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the Memorial’s Centennial in May 2022 and will be on view from May 7 through September 5, 2022. Created in collaboration with Chesterwood (the historic summer home and studio of the statue’s famed sculptor Daniel Chester French), the exhibition will highlight the work of noted artists who have incorporated the instantly-recognizable icon as a symbolic element.
Thursday, May 26, 2022 / 7:00 p.m. at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington
Chesterwood’s Documentary Film Premiere
Daniel Chester French: American Sculptor explores French’s formative years and his contributions to public sculpture, a lifetime commitment which ultimately led to hundreds of public monuments and memorials spread out across the United States. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion and reception. Tickets at www.mahaiwe.org
Monday, May 30, 2022 /12- 3:00 p.m. at Chesterwood
Lincoln Memorial Centennial
Chesterwood will celebrate the centennial of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, French’s most iconic creation and one of the most visited memorials in the United States. A highlight of the historic studio at Chesterwood is French’s six-foot model of the seated Lincoln. Family-friendly activities, live music by the Berkshire Jazz Collective, a special Lincoln tour, and readings from the memorial dedication event 100 years ago, all at reduced admission. Picnics are welcome. More information will be available in April at www.chesterwood.org