You are allowed to take pictures inside the museum as long as you don’t use flashes. So be sure to open up your lens, and use the highest ISO you can stand. In some cases you might have to use a tripod. I didn’t test that while there, and I am not sure how well it would be received by the guards, who watch everyone like hawks. Might be best to call ahead and see. I had my backpack full of equipment with me, and had to leave it in a locker that they provided for the purpose. All I could take was the camera. So, decide what camera you want to use and work within it’s limitations. But most of all, just sit and gaze in wonder at Rockwell’s talent. His art is truly ageless. A lot of critics then and now dismiss him, calling him a mere illustrator, but Rockwell had the last laugh. He has an entire museum dedicated to his work, and millions come to see it every year. Few other artists can make that claim. Here are a few of my favorite works:
Before the Shot
Freedom from Want (one of the Four Freedom pieces)
Freedom of Speech
Detail from Freedom of Speech-note the intricacy of the face. Amazing detail work.
$16.00 for adults
$14.50 for seniors 65+
$10.00 for college students with I.D.
$5.00 for children/teens ages 6 – 18
Free for children 5 and under.
May-October and holidays: open daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and until 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays in July and August
November-April: Weekdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.